Football rumours from the media
Chelsea are closely monitoring one of Arsenal’s stars, according to reports.
Chelsea are keeping tabs on Aaron Ramsey, according to the Mirror. The paper says the Blues are monitoring the situation of the 27-year-old Arsenal midfielder, who will have just a year left on his contract by the summer and has yet to commit to a new deal.
What the papers say
Meanwhile, the Mirror also reports that Chelsea face a battle to keep Eden Hazard after being knocked out of the Champions League. The paper says there is growing concern that the Belgium international could join keeper Thibaut Courtois and boss Antonio Conte in leaving the Blues this summer if they fail to achieve a top-four finish.
Arsenal are keen on handing midfielder Mohamed Elneny a new deal, the Mirror reports. The paper says the Gunners want to keep the 25-year-old, who has two years left on his contract, having sold Francis Coquelin to Valencia in January.
Juventus are said to be eyeing up Manchester United star Anthony Martial. The Sun says reports in Italy suggest the side have a genuine interest in the 22-year-old, who has been in and out of the Manchester team for the past few games.
Manchester United are keeping track of Hector Bellerin‘s situation at Arsenal, the Manchester Evening News reports. The paper says United are understood to have made contact with the 22-year-old’s people, and have asked to be kept in the loop on developments ahead of a possible summer transfer. The Spaniard still has more than five years to run on his contract but has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Emirates.
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Players to watch
Stefan de Vrij: Inter Milan are reportedly close to securing a deal for the Liverpool and Manchester United target. TalkSPORT says the Italian media have suggested the defender, who is out of contract with Lazio in the summer, is putting the final touches on a move to Inter.
Alisson Becker: Real Madrid have reportedly joined the chase for the Roma goalkeeper. The Sun says reports in Spain suggest Real will go head-to-head with Liverpool for the 25-year-old this summer, with the Spanish side eyeing him up as a potential replacement for Keylor Navas.