Football rumours from the media Jun 4, 2019

What the papers say

The saga of Eden Hazard‘s future at Stamford Bridge has taken another twist, reports the Evening Standard. The Belgium winger’s hopes at sealing a move to Real Madrid this week have been dealt a blow by the reported imminent departure of Maurizio Sarri as head coach, the paper says.

Another potential Premier League departure over the summer could be Arsenal’s striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Times. The paper says the Gabon international has been offered nearly £300,000 a week by Chinese Super League clubs Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG.

Manchester United are leading the chase to sign Leicester midfielder James Maddison, reports the Independent.

Another potential summer arrival at Old Trafford is Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, but the Red Devils will have to pay more than £30m to secure the 23-year-old, reports the Daily Record.

Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge
Cardiff are keen to keep hold of goalkeeper Neil Etheridge (Mark Kerton/PA)

Cardiff are keen on keeping hold of their player of the season Neil Etheridge despite an £8m bid from Aston Villa for the 29-year-old Philippines international, reports Wales Online.

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Neymar: The Brazil forward will not be allowed to leave Paris St Germain over the summer amid interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid, Marca says.

Andre Gomes
Andre Gomes is wanted by West Ham (Martin Rickett/PA)

Andre Gomes: West Ham are eager to sign the Barcelona midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Everton, the Guardian writes.

Jay Rodriguez: The former Southampton striker could be heading back to the south coast with Bournemouth keen on the West Brom man, reports the Express and Star.

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