Chelsea eye Joe Hart as replacement for Real Madrid bound Thibaut Courtois

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Hart is in the frame to replace Courtois should he move to Madrid.

Arsenal are looking to tie down Aaron Ramsey to a new deal, but it could cost them more after the Mesut Ozil contract, the Daily Mirror reports.

The paper says the club are keen to keep the midfielder, who is in top form and has 18 months left on his current arrangement.

But Arsene Wenger has already admitted other players will want parity with the £350,000-a-week three-year deal for Ozil, the paper adds.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart is being eyed up as a potential replacement for Chelsea‘s Thibaut Courtois, according to the Sun.

The Blues fear Courtois, who has one season left on his current deal, will see out his contract or get snapped up by Real Madrid, the paper says, and Hart is in the frame to step in after his loan to West Ham ends.

Newcastle are set to revive their interest in Danish international Nicolai Jorgensen in the summer, according to the Daily Star.

He is said to be a target for Rafa Benitez to help beef up the Toon attack, but the club failed to match Feyenoord’s £20m valuation last month and brought in Leicester’s Islam Slimani on loan until the end of the season.

However, Benitez still sees Jorgensen as a long-term solution to Newcastle’s goal-scoring problems, the paper says.

Chelsea's Morata reportedly is a target for PSG.

Morata is reportedly a target for PSG.

Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata is reportedly a summer target for Paris St Germain.

The Daily Mirror says reports in France claim the Ligue 1 leaders are preparing a shock swoop for the Spanish striker, who has impressed after his switch to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid last year.

David Moyes is unlikely to extend his stay at West Ham past the end of the season, according to the Daily Telegraph, even if the club avoid relegation.

The paper says the club are already expected to be searching for a new permanent manager in the summer, with the side’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton putting them back in relegation danger.

If Moyes does keep West Ham in the Premier League he may well have options elsewhere, the paper adds, but if not there is little chance of them keeping him on.

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Arsenal and Tottenham target Malcom reveals he wants to leave Bordeaux this summer

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The January transfer window may be shut but there’s still plenty of news from the rumour mill with several moves being put off until the summer.

Here, we round-up the transfer tales that have got everyone talking on Tuesday.

MALCOM 

Arsenal and Tottenham face competition from China for Bordeaux wonderkid Malcom, according to Telefoot.

Bordeaux are believed to be looking for more than £55m – a fee Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly unwilling to pay.

Malcom has been one of the mainstays in a struggling Bordeaux side this season, scoring eight goals and providing five assists in 21 games.

RATING: 7/10

VERDICT

Although his club are currently eighth in Ligue 1, Malcom has been taking the league by storm with his glittering footwork and passing ability.

As Arsenal and Tottenham looks to strengthen his squad for next season, the young Brazilian could inject more class in an already star-studded attack.

Although £55 million is an expensive asking price, both clubs believe a fee of £33 million could be enough to get the deal over the line.

KEREM DEMIRBAY

Liverpool and Arsenal have agreed to meet the £28 million release clause of Hoffenheim star Kerem Demirbay, reports Sport Bild.

The 24-year-old midfielder is a man in demand and two of Premier League’s elite are battling it out to secure his signature this summer.

Despite widespread reports that Bayern Munich have already secured a deal with Demirbay – who only signed a new contract last season – Arsenal and Liverpool are ready to nip in and agree a deal with the German international.

RATING: 6/10

VERDICT

Demirbay is one of the new stars of German football and could be a key man for Joachim Low’s side during this summer’s World Cup.

With Hoffenheim struggling at present, the 24-year-old could opt to pursue a new challenge in Premier League instead as Liverpool and Arsenal look for a midfielder capable of pulling the strings for years to come.

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Three reasons why Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic should consider Man United switch

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Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic in the summer.

Since joining the La Liga outfit in 2015, the Croatian has struggled for minutes on the pitch and is said to be keen for a move away from the Bernabeu to rectify that.

Jose Mourinho is understood to be an admirer of the midfielder who is intrigued by the prospect of playing in the Premier League.

Here, we look at three reasons why he should indeed consider making the switch.

TIME FOR HIM TO SHINE

Kovacic was just 16 when he made his professional debut for Dinamo Zagreb and only 20 when he left Inter Milan for Madrid as one of the most promising midfielders in Europe.

However, his development has stunted since with the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Isco ahead of him in the pecking order at the Bernabeu. With the national team as well, the duo of Modric and Ivan Rakitic has confined him to the bench.

At 23, the Croatian has spent enough time in the shadow of his team-mates. He needs to step into the spotlight and Old Trafford is one of the grander stages to do just that. Make it with the Reds and he’ll immediately be propelled to the upper echelons of midfielders in Europe.

Ivan Rakitic (L), Luka Modric (C) and Toni Kroos (R)

Ivan Rakitic (L), Luka Modric (C) and Toni Kroos (R)

FITS INTO THE SYSTEM

Paul Pogba has always played his best football in a midfield three with a single pivot but in the absence of another central midfielder Mourinho is happy with, the Frenchman has had to play alongside Nemanja Matic behind an attacking midfielder.

Kovacic’s arrival could bring a new dimension to the team though. Played alongside Pogba ahead of Matic, the Croatian would enjoy the freedom to exploit the space in behind the striker.

Despite Jesse Lingard’s recent upturn in form, Mourinho hasn’t settled on a No10 all season with the likes of the Englishman, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata, Pogba and most recently Alexis Sanchez occupying that position.

It would make sense to remove that dilemma altogether by switching the system and perhaps even bringing a more fluid style in the process.

Kovacic could partner Pogba

Kovacic could partner Pogba

PLAYING STYLE

Kovacic has excellent vision is always alert to the opportunity for a throughball. His weight off passes are virtually flawless as well but he isn’t a midfield orchestrator in the mould of Kroos or Michael Carrick.

What he does excel at though is carrying the ball forward from midfield. His pace and driving runs create openings right through the heart of the opposition and United certainly need more of that.

His high-energy style suits the Premier League as well and the fact that he is excellent at receiving, turning and holding on to the ball should help him cope with the intensity of England’s top flight.

He’s not particularly gifted in the air but surely United are covered on that front.

Mateo Kovacic made for the Premier League?

Mateo Kovacic made for the Premier League?

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