Transfer predictor: Eden Hazard to Real Madrid rated 7 but Man United set to keep Anthony Martial

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The summer transfer window for all international deals is well and truly open.

With the transfer 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.

EDEN HAZARD – FROM CHELSEA TO REAL MADRID

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard

Chelsea are determined to be properly compensated should they allow Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid. The Stamford Bridge club have told Los Blancos to pay up if they are keen on the Belgian star, the Mirror reports.

Why it will happen: Real Madrid have the money to spend and are desperate for a couple of big names to fill the void created by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus.

Why it won’t happen: Chelsea are at a risk of losing Willian to Barcelona as well and can’t afford to sell both players. Hazard is their most prized asset.

Prediction: The proposed move seems to have an air of inevitability to it. He fits the ‘Galactico’ mould and his stock has never been higher after an impressive World Cup.

Rating – 7/10

NEYMAR – FROM PSG TO REAL MADRID

Neymar.

Neymar.

Neymar has once again denied reports suggesting he could move to Real Madrid this summer.

When questioned about stories in Spanish media linking the Paris Saint-Germain forward to a Santiago Bernabeu switch, he dismissed them as mere “speculation from the press.”

Why it will happen: Again, it’s the Ronaldo factor. How far is Madrid willing to go to land the Brazilian?

Why it won’t happen: We’ve heard it from the horse’s mouth repeatedly. Neymar insists he will be with PSG this season. The timing of the move doesn’t seem right and Madrid will have to spend an exorbitant fee for his services.

Prediction: Chances of the move going through dwindle every day. Madrid may well be in Neymar’s future but not this season.

Rating – 3/10

ANTHONY MARTIAL – FROM MAN UNITED TO TOTTENHAM

Anthony Martial.

Anthony Martial.

Manchester United are set to exercise a one-year option on Anthony Martial’s contract, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Why it will happen: Martial appears unwilling to endure another season at Old Trafford of sporadic playing time. His agent has made the player’s feelings clear with Tottenham in the hunt.

Why it won’t happen: If United trigger the one-year option in the Frenchman’s contract, it buys them another season before they need to make a decision. Jose Mourinho has made it clear that the 22-year-old will be key early in the campaign with several attacking stars returning late from the summer break after the World Cup.

Prediction: Failing a ridiculous bid from someone that could force United’s hand, it looks like Martial will be made to stay put.

Rating – 4/10

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Arsenal line up Kingsley Coman swoop as winger reportedly considers Bayern Munich future

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Arsenal reportedly have a ‘genuine’ interest in signing Bayern Munich attacker Kingsley Coman this summer, Bleacher Report‘s Dean Jones has revealed.

The Gunners have enjoyed a busy period of transfer business under new boss Unai Emery and Coman has now been lined up as their latest target.

Under new Bayern boss Niko Kovac, the 22-year-old’s prospects of regular first-team football are far from certain and lack of game time last term meant he missed out on a place in France’s World Cup squad.

After three seasons with the Bundesliga side, two of them being on loan from Juventus, Coman may push for a switch to north London.

However, the star’s £88m (Dh424m) release clause could prove to be a stumbling block.

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Kovacic headlines our Rumour Mill as Real Madrid midfielder reveals desire to leave Bernabeu

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Real Madrid star Mateo Kovacic is set to move on from the Bernabeu.

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.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

MATEO KOVACIC

Real Madrid‘s Croatian midfielder star wants to leave the Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football, Marca reports.

The 24-year-old, who has recently been linked with Tottenham, was part of Zlatko Dalic’s Dragons side which reached the World Cup final in Russia.

However, Kovacic has found it difficult to make an impact in the Spanish capital since his arrival from Inter Milan back in the summer of 2015 and is reportedly on the lookout for a new challenge.

According to sources, the former Dinamo Zagreb man has held talks with new Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui and insisted he wants to move on.

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New challenge? Mateo Kovacic is apparently searching for a new team.

ANDRE SCHURRLE

Premier league duo Crystal Palace and Fulham are locked in a two-way fight to land the former Chelsea star, Bild reports.

The 2014 Germany World Cup winner, who has been deemed all but surplus to requirements at Borussia Dortmund, has been told he can leave the Bundesliga outfit amid interest from England.

Schurrle, who is still only 27, could be available for a cut-price fee and would represent a significant coup for either side given his ability to operate from either wing and a chief striking role.

He spent two seasons at Stamford Bridge and won the league title with Jose Mourinho’s then side in 2014-15.

DORTMUND, GERMANY - MAY 05: Andre Schuerrle of Dortmund runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Signal Iduna Park on May 5, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Andre Schurrle has struggled to make an impact at Dortmund.

ALEX TELLES

Juventus are looking to sign the Porto left-back in a deal worth €30 million (Dh 129m), Esporte UOL reports.

The Old Lady have lined-up the offensive Brazilian defender with it looking likely that Manchester United target Alex Sandro could leave the Turin club this summer.

Telles was a key part of Porto’s Primeira Liga-winning side last term, bagging a record 20 assists for Sergio Conceicao’s charges.

The 26-year-old, who joined the Portuguese giants in the summer of 2016 from Galatasaray after a loan stint with Inter Milan, has a contract with the Estadio do Dragao club until 2021.

FARO, PORTUGAL - JULY 20: FC Porto defender Alex Telles from Brazil during the match between FC Porto v LOSC Lille for Algarve Football Cup 2018 at Estadio do Algarve on July 20, 2018 in Faro, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

Alex Telles in action during the recent Algarve Football Cup.

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