Chelsea star Eden Hazard will complete talks over a summer move to Real Madrid in the coming days.
Negotiations between the two clubs and the Belgian are almost complete, despite Chelsea’s reluctance to sell ahead of their upcoming transfer ban.
Hazard is expected to make an imminent visit to the Spanish capital to search for houses and get to know the city which will soon be his new home.
Unai Emery admits Arsenal would struggle to splash out £75 million on one player – such as Liverpool did to sign Virgil van Dijk – but says the Gunners must spend this summer to improve their squad.
As was shown in January when Arsenal could only bring players in on loan, money is relatively tight in north London, but things will improve ahead of the 2019-20 season thanks to the club’s new commercial deals with Adidas and Emirates.
As it stands, the club is working towards a transfer budget of around £45m, but that will rise should Emery’s side go on and secure Champions League football.
Manchester United have ended their pursuit of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Star.
The Wales international’s future at the Bernabeu is in doubt, with United often touted as a potential destination for his Premier League return.
But Bale’s prohibitive wage demands have cooled interest, prompting the Red Devils to consider younger options like Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Bale, Isco and Kroos all on the chopping block this summer
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants to offload three of his big-contract stars in Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Isco.
It was gathered that Casemiro and Marcelo are also on the chopping block as Madrid look to overhaul their playing staff this summer.