Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, May 5: Hazard wants to STAY at Chelsea, Barcelona want Newcastle star and MORE GOSSIP

5 May

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online..

Manchester United have asked Jose Mourinho to wait a year for the Old Trafford job, meaning Louis van Gaal could see out his contract as Red Devils boss. But the axed Chelsea coach wants to be back in football this summer. (The Sun)

Eden Hazard has performed a U-turn and told Chelsea he wants to stay at the club this summer, with the Belgian “100 per cent prepared to stay” and work with new manager Antonio Conte. (Daily Mail)

However, Nemanja Matic does looks set to quit the Blues this summer, with a £20million transfer to Juventus already agreed. (Daily Star)

Conte is keen on sealing the £42million arrival of striker Gonzalo Higuain this summer, but the Argentine is not prepared to be second choice behind Diego Costa. (Daily Mail)​

Juan Cuadrado will return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after spending the season on loan at Juventus. (Daily Star)

Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez is a shock target for Spanish giants Barcelona. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester City want to strengthen their Premier League-winning squad by signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard – The 23-year-old is the brother of Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard. (Het Laatste Nieuws)

Manchester United have beaten Rangers and Liverpool to the signature of young Wisla Krakow goalkeeper Kacper Chorazka. (The Sun)

Former Sunderland and Brighton boss Gus Poyet is the clear favourite to be appointed manager of Nottingham Forest. (Nottingham Post)

And here are the latest headlines…​​

Mahrez and Kante to leave Leicester? ‘Foxes stars would struggle at bigger teams,’ claims Dietmar Hamann

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City to battle it out for Leicester City star N’Golo Kante

‘Claudio Ranieri deserves a statue for guiding Leicester City to unlikely Premier League glory’ – Christian Fuchs

Dietmar Hamann on Diego Simeone: ‘Arsenal lack exactly what Atletico Madrid’s strength is’

LISTEN: Hugo Lloris speaks to talkSPORT about Tottenham’s title challenge, Manchester United’s David de Gea and the future

‘That’s the same price as Kim Kardashian to be the next US president!’ – Joey Barton on Burnley being 2000/1 to lift next year’s Premier League trophy                     

Lyon president determined to keep hold of Tottenham and West Ham target Alexandre Lacazette

Manchester City target Paul Pogba must decide his future within 20 days, according to Juventus

Tottenham target Michy Batshuayi says he wants to stay at Marseille


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