Real Madrid are willing to pay £100m to sign Chelsea’s Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 24. (Star) 

That move could prompt Chelsea to pursue the signing of Real forward Gareth Bale, 26. (Mirror) 

But Manchester United are hoping to sign the Wales international for £75m this month. (Mail) 

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, 44, will become Manchester City manager in the summer. (Sky Germany via Sky Sports) 

Should Guardiola move to City, the club will look to reunite him with Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 28. (Express) 

Guardiola could yet move to Manchester United – if they act quickly. The Spaniard has spoken to both Manchester clubs, turned down an offer from Chelsea and would also consider Arsenal. (Sun) 

Wednesday’s back page of the Daily Express leads on Manchester City’s bid to bring in manager Pep Guardiola and sign Lionel Messi

Former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, is considering offers from Watford and Crystal Palace. (Guardian) 

Striker Loic Remy, 29, has been blocked from leaving Chelsea, despite being a target for Newcastle, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.(Sun) 

Palace have joined Manchester United in expressing an interest in Fulham’s 19-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele. (Mirror) 

Watford are close to signing Fiorentina’s Spain midfielder Mario Suarez, 28. (Star) 

FC Basel say 23-year-old midfielder Mohamed Elneny’s move to Arsenal could be completed “in the coming days”. (London Evening Standard) 

AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong, 31, is not a target for Leicester City, despite reports to the contrary. (Leicester Mercury) 

Belgian winger Kevin Mirallas, 28, will not be leaving Everton, according to manager Roberto Martinez. (Talksport) 

Everton are expected to sign Grasshopper Zurich’s Switzerland Under-21 striker Shani Tarashaj, 20, on Wednesday. (Liverpool Echo) 

Swansea will not recall winger Nathan Dyer, 28, from his loan spell at Leicester in the January transfer window. (South Wales Evening Post) 

Joe Cole, 34, is set to complete a permanent move to Coventry, with Aston Villa allowing the former England midfielder to be released from his contract six months early. (Birmingham Mail) 

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed training on Tuesday. The 26-year-old has been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool. (Independent) 

Manchester United forward Juan Mata has been out and about in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter, and posted a picture to Instagram. 

Mata’s club-mate Wayne Rooney  and Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland  used Twitter to thank fans for voting them as England’s player of the year and under-21 player of the year respectively.

Arsenal’s former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil has given his backing to new Real manager Zinedine Zidane, tweeting   his appointment was a “good decision”.

The future of Crystal Palace mascot Kayla the bald eagle is in doubt because the charity where she lives is short of funds.(  

Former NBA star Steve Nash and Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns, have bought a controlling share of La Liga side Real Mallorca. (Fox Sports) 



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