The summer transfer window for all international deals is well and truly open!
With the rumours growing in pace and volume during this ‘silly season’, it can be difficult and painstaking to separate the stories of some legitimacy from the rest of the noise.
Fortunately, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do it for you.
Below, you’ll find some of the latest transfer news churned out of the Rumour Mill broken down and analysed for your benefit along with our calculated predictions.
Why it will happen: The Belgian has shown his quality at this World Cup, staking a claim again to achieve the levels the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi regularly do. That will have piqued Madrid’s interest and Hazard has already expressed his desire for another move as well.
Why it won’t happen: Chelsea know exactly what they’ve got in Hazard and won’t let him go easily. Meanwhile, the situation at Madrid is a little uncertain with a new coach and personnel changes to come.
Prediction: Ronaldo’s future is in doubt as he may be on his way to Juventus while Paris Saint-Germain will demand an enormous fee for Neymar. Hazard would make a lot of sense for Madrid.
Barcelona have been in pursuit of Chelsea winger Willian this summer as they look to bolster their ranks and the latest player to pop up on their radar is Adrien Rabiot.
The PSG midfielder is among their chief candidates for a role in midfield, claims Mundo Deportivo.
Why it will happen: With the departures of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho, Barcelona are short in midfield. Rabiot has been integral to PSG in the past season, pointing to his maturity. He seems primed for a move.
Why it won’t happen: Simply put, Barcelona are linked with some players of higher profile, Christian Eriksen for one.
Prediction: He doesn’t seem like a priority for Barcelona, maybe one of their alternatives. However, Paulinho’s move came out of the blue last summer. It could go either way.
After a failed move for Riyad Mahrez in the January transfer window, Manchester City have now agreed a £60 million deal with Leicester City for the highly-rated Algerian, according to the Daily Mail.
Why it will happen: Well, it almost did, not too long ago. Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the playmaker and looks likely to get his man this time around.
Why it won’t happen: The only way it doesn’t go through is if Leicester up the price and City are unwilling to meet it… or Messi suddenly decides he wants to play at City, rendering Mahrez surplus to requirements.
Prediction: This should be done and dusted sooner rather than later.
Joe Hart’s time at Manchester City looks to be coming to a permanent end.
The Mail reports the goalkeeper, who spent last season on loan at West Ham, is looking for a move away from the Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea winger Kenedy appears ready join Newcastle on a season-long loan, according to the Mail.
The paper reports that the Magpies have won the battle for the 22-year-old’s signature after he impressed Rafael Benitez – and fans – during the last four months of the season at St James’ Park.
Antonio Conte’s long-speculated departure from Chelsea may not be happening after all.
The Daily Mirror reports on a picture posted on the Italian’s brother’s Instagram which shows the boss at Cobham with the Blues’ coaching staff.
It had been rumoured Maurizio Sarri could take over at Stamford Bridge during the summer.
Riyad Mahrez looks to be just 48 hours away from pulling on a Manchester City shirt, the Mail says.
According to the paper, City have agreed a £60million deal for the Leicester winger – with a medical set to take place in the next couple of days.
Players to watch
Reece Burke: Hull could be left disappointed as their £1.5million move for the West Ham defender looks to have been trumped by new Derby manager Frank Lampard.
According to the Sun, Derby have pounced on the 21-year-old in the 11th hour as Lampard looks to build his squad for the new season.
Matteo Guendouzi: The France Under-20 midfielder is in talks about a move to Arsenal from Lorient, the Mail reports.
The 19-year-old is expected to agree to a five-year deal worth £7million.
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The summer transfer window is open and across the globe there is a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.
There is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.
Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.
Bringing the Paris Saint-Germain forward to Madrid has long since been a dream of club president Florentino Perez, but the Ligue 1 giants are unlikely to allow their most prized asset to leave without a fight.
Should the Parisians manage to hold on to the Brazilian, Los Blancos will not skip a beat as they are geared up to move swiftly for Hazard.
ANGEL DI MARIA
Napoli have move for PSG’s Angel Di Maria, offering the Argentina international a three-year contract worth €5 million per season, according to Mediaset Premium.
New boss of the Serie outfit Carlo Ancelotti has a good relationship with Di Maria having managed the 30-year-old while they were at Madrid together. The duo won the club’s historic 10th Champions League title in 2014 with the midfielder playing a starring role.
Di Maria is available at a cut-price fee as his contract with PSG runs out next summer and the Italian is keen to be reunited with his former player.
A return to Ajax for Manchester United defender Daley Blind has been on the cards for some time now. According to their coach Erik Ten Hag, the Eredivisie giants are “doing everything” to try and sign him.
He told Sky Sports News he was confident of adding either Blind or Boca Juniors defender Lisandro Magallan to his roster.
At 28, the Dutchman still has plenty of years of service ahead of him and his versatility could be a key asset to the squad.
Blind has spent four seasons at Old Trafford and has found his opportunities for first team football limited under Jose Mourinho in 2017/18 campaign.