TRANSFER NEWS LIVE – Starsport brings you all the latest transfer news and gossip from around the Premier League and Europe.
Sunday March 24
- Manchester United are in ‘pole position’ to sign unsettled Roma defender Konstantinos Manolas for around £30m in the summer
- Chelsea star Eden Hazard has had a phone call with Zinedine Zidane over a move to Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain
- Arsenal look set to miss out on Lille star Nicolas Pepe after Bayern Munich jumped the queue and launched a bid
Manchester United are leading the way to sign Roma defender Konstantinos Manolas this summer.
According to CalcioMercato, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and ‘all the big English clubs’ are vying for Manolas’ signature.
However, the publication claims United are in ‘first place’ when it comes to a deal.
United are desperate for a new central defender and will be pleased to hear Manolas only has a €36m (£30.8m) release clause.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has reportedly told Zinedine Zidane that he will join him at Real Madrid in the summer.
OK Diario have revealed that Hazard and Zidane have spoke over the phone, with the Bernabeu boss hellbent on signing the Belgian this summer.
And the report goes on to say that Hazard has agreed to make the move to Madrid, with Zidane promising to make the 28-year-old the main man in his Real revolution.
The Belgian’s contract is up next summer and he is yet to pen a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal are reportedly set to miss out on top target Nicolas Pepe after Bayern Munich submitted a £68.5m bid for the star.
The north London were one of the frontrunners for the 23-year-old, but beIN Sports have reported that Bayern have stolen a march on the Gunners by launching an early bid
It will come as a big blow to Emery, who is looking for a top replacement to Danny Welbeck – who looks set to leave this summer.
Meanwhile, Pepe has revealed he is uncertain about his future amid interest from several clubs including Barcelona and Tottenham too.
“My representatives take care of my future, I am focused on Lille for the rest of the season,” Pepe said.