Blog – Transfer Talk

LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid need to top Neymar fee to land ¬225m Eden Hazard

After Eden Hazard hinted at a Chelsea exit, the FC crew explain why it makes sense for him to join Real Madrid this summer. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. Real Madrid’s double raid on Chelsea With reports of Real Madrid’s interest in Eden Hazard escalating, both Belgian newspaper HLN and England’s The Times say Chelsea value their star at €225 million, or £200m. Those numbers would eclipse the world-record €222m (£198m) fee that Paris Saint-Germain paid to land Neymar from Barcelona last summer. So if Real Madrid want to replace Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, they might have to spend more than double what they got for him from Juventus. HLN also reported Real ...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid eye ¬250m Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois double swoop

After Eden Hazard hinted at a Chelsea exit, the FC crew explain why it makes sense for him to join Real Madrid this summer. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. Real Madrid’s double raid on Chelsea Real Madrid are preparing a double bid of more than €250 million for Chelsea’s Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, according to HLN. Los Blancos will offer €225 million for Hazard and over €30m for Courtois. After losing Cristiano Ronaldo, the European champions are in the market for a new, exciting forward — while they have made a new goalkeeper one of their top summer priorities. Meanwhile, The Times claim Chelsea will demand in excess of £200m for Hazard if R...

Transfer Talk: Chelsea plot Gonzalo Higuain move as Sarri era begins

With Maurizio Sarri’s appointment at Chelsea now official, Gab Marcotti explains what the former Napoli manager brings to Stamford Bridge. With Antonio Conte on his way out at Chelsea, ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reflects on the Italian’s tenure and what led to his undoing. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY: Sarri era to begin fast with Higuain prime target Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea manager and he has already spent £57 million on Jorginho as his first signing, but there is plenty more to come it appears. The Mirror claims the Italian is prepared to sell both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud (who has just 12 months left on his contract) to make room f...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea plot Gonzalo Higuain move as Sarri era begins

With Maurizio Sarri’s appointment at Chelsea now official, Gab Marcotti explains what the former Napoli manager brings to Stamford Bridge. With Antonio Conte on his way out at Chelsea, ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reflects on the Italian’s tenure and what led to his undoing. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY: Sarri era to begin fast with Higuain prime target Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea manager and he has already spent £57 million on Jorginho as his first signing, but there is plenty more to come it appears. The Mirror claims the Italian is prepared to sell both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud (who has just 12 months left on his contract) to make room f...

Transfer Talk: Chelsea plot Gonzalo Higuain move as Maurizio Sarri era begins

With Maurizio Sarri’s appointment at Chelsea now official, Gab Marcotti explains what the former Napoli manager brings to Stamford Bridge. With Antonio Conte on his way out at Chelsea, ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reflects on the Italian’s tenure and what led to his undoing. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY: Sarri era to begin fast with Higuain prime target Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea manager and he has already spent £57 million on Jorginho as his first signing, but there is plenty more to come it appears. The Mirror claims the Italian is prepared to sell both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud (who has just 12 months left on his contract) to make room f...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Paul Pogba offered to Barcelona to escape Man United, Jose Mourinho

Gab Marcotti says N’Golo Kante wouldn’t fit at Barcelona, but Craig Burley and Shaka Hislop think he could be a replacement for Sergio Busquets. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY: Pogba offered to Barcelona to escape Mourinho After two difficult years at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba could have found a way out. According to Mundo Deportivo, the midfielder has been offered to Barcelona by agent Mino Raiola, who has told the club that Pogba is unhappy playing for Mourinho. The two joined United in summer 2016, with Pogba moving for what was then a record £89.3 million transfer fee, but Pogba is apparently willing to leave now because he cann...

Transfer Talk: Chelsea face fight to keep hold of Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante

Gab Marcotti says N’Golo Kante wouldn’t fit at Barcelona, but Craig Burley and Shaka Hislop think he could be a replacement for Sergio Busquets. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY: Chelsea in fight to keep stars from Spain After being thoroughly impressed by his performances at the World Cup, Barcelona have come to the conclusion that N’Golo Kante would be the perfect addition to their midfield ahead of the new season, according to the Sun. The Catalan giants have already signed Brazilian schemer Arthur as a direct replacement for Paulinho, and they have now identified Chelsea destroyer Kante as the man to supplement their engine room. While heavily link...

Transfer Rater: N’Golo Kante to Barcelona, Toby Alderweireld to Manchester United

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper. Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Eden Hazard to Real Madrid With Cristiano Ronaldo having left for Juventus, Real Madrid have identified Hazard as a replacement. According to the Daily Mail, Real have prepared a £150 million bid for the Belgian, who has spoken of his dream of playing at the Bernabeu in the past. Toby Alderweireld to Manchester United Alderweireld leaving White Hart Lane has been a rumour all summer, and it seems Tottenham are open to s...

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid preparing £150m bid for Eden Hazard, while Barca target N’Golo Kante

Gab Marcotti rates the latest transfers and talks Eden Hazard’s future at Stamford Bridge with Barcelona and Real Madrid rumoured to be lurking. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. Real prepare £150m Hazard bid Real Madrid are preparing a £150 million move for Eden Hazard as they begin a frantic attempt to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after his move to Juventus was confirmed this week, the Mail reports. Los Blancos appear to have identified the Chelsea man as the primary candidate to replace the Portuguese superstar, though it is likely the strategy will involve acquiring a number of world-class players to fill the void. The instability at Stamford Bridge appears to have made Haz...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Manchester United and Real Madrid in Gareth Bale talks

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis says highly sought after Jorginho will be joining Chelsea after recently reaching an agreement with the club. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. Manchester United and Real Madrid in Gareth Bale talks Manchester United and Real Madrid have reached an advanced stage of talks regarding Gareth Bale, according to the Manchester Evening News. They report that Jose Mourinho has prioritised a moved for the Wales international over Cristiano Ronaldo, who completed a transfer to Juventus this week. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard are all reportedly being touted as replacements, and Bale’s agent told ESPN FC that Ronaldo’s departure will...

Transfer Talk: West Ham pondering move to reunite Yaya Toure with Manuel Pellegrini

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis says highly sought after Jorginho will be joining Chelsea after recently reaching an agreement with the club. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. Does West Ham want Yaya Toure? West Ham are pondering a move for Yaya Toure, claims The Sun, a move that would reunite the midfielder with manager Manuel Pellegrini, for whom he played at Manchester City. But the Sun quotes “a Hammers source” raising concerns that Toure, 35, might prove a disruption in the locker room. Toure leveled some criticism at Pep Guardiola on his way out at City, and his agent suggested Toure would join a Premier League rival for £1 a week to prove to Guardiola that...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Juventus planning Diego Godin swoop after Cristiano Ronaldo signing

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid for quite an expensive fee, but the FC guys feel everyone involved in the transfer comes out a winner. Martin Ainstein discusses the many different reasons as to why Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid parted ways. ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson and Craig Burley explain just how monumental Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus is for world football. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY: Juve plan Godin swoop after Ronaldo signing Juventus have confirmed the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in one of the deals of this or any summer, but their transfer business is not finished there, Tuttosport reports. It says the Italian champions will no...