Football rumours from the media
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West Ham forward Felipe Anderson has been earmarked as an alternative buy for Real Madrid if they fail to acquire Eden Hazard, the Daily Mail reports. Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu sparked speculation that it would herald Hazard’s relocation to Real. However, the paper says doubts have surfaced after a £60million offer was rejected. Brazilian forward Anderson is said to be high on Real’s list of other candidates, should Zizou’s target stay at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile the future of Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen remains a source of speculation, with talkSPORT reporting there is a “very strong possibility” he may head to Real. The Danish playmaker has just 18 months remaining on his contract and is said to have been locked in negotiations over terms for some time. A number of fellow players including captain Harry Kane have recently signed new deals.
Tottenham are considering a swoop for Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon as part of the big move to Spurs’ new stadium, The Sun reports. Bidding for the 18-year-old is set to start at around £25million, the paper says. For Tottenham it will be a case of the cheaper the better, given they reportedly have an £850million bill for the new ground. Meanwhile Fulham are likely to be keen to sell if they head back to the Championship as expected.
Both Manchester United and Manchester City are chasing 16-year-old Benfica midfielder Ronaldo Camara, the Evening Standard reports. The Premier League sides are said to be hoping to land the Portuguese teen sensation, who is also on Barcelona’s radar. City are said to fancy their chances of landing the youngster with the promise of playing in their renowned academy and working under Pep Guardiola.
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David Alaba: The Bayern Munich defender said it was his dream to play for a big Premier League club, Goal reports.
Caglar Soyuncu: Fenerbahce are considering a move for Leicester’s Turkish defender, 22, the Mercury reports.