Well at long last we have an answer as to where Eden Hazard will ply his trade next season, in the summers so far most protracted saga the Belgian hit man has decided to join Chelsea, much to the disappointment of both Manchester clubs. So with that said lets see what other deals could be done this summer.
The agent of Manchester City target Thiago Silva now claims the 27-year old would consider leaving the San Siro if AC Milan wanted to cash in on him. City striker Sergio Aguero, 23, a 50million pound target for Real Madrid, has ruled out a move away from the Etihad. “My future is at Manchester City. I want to stay here”, he said.
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovich, 28, says he is aware of interest from Spanish champions Real Madrid although he has indicated he is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham’s Mexican international Giovani Dos Santos, 23, may ask for a move unless he gets assuarances he still has a role at White Hart lane. Spurs, Stoke and QPR are battling it out to secure the signature of Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone. Kone has made a full recovery from a serious knee injury and was star performer for Levante last season where he netted 15 goals.
Manchester United are set to rekindle their interest in Sporting Lisbon star Ricky Van Wolfswinkle after it emerged his contract talks have stalled. it was reported last week that the striker was all set to pen an extension to his current contract, which would have included a sizable release clause.
In European news, AC Milan are still targeting a move for Carlos Tevez after failing to sign the 28-year old in January. Spurs target Lassana Diara is wanted by big-spending Paris Saint-Germain. The Real Madrid midfielder has rejected a new contract to stay at the Bernabeu and is likely to be sold this summer as he is out of contract at the end of next season. Long-term Arsenal target Mathieu Valbuena will not leave Marseille this summer, he has confirmed. Arsene Wenger has long been interested in the attacking midfielder and was reported to have made a move last summer.
Blackburn boss Steve Kean is hoping for a favour off fellow Scot and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, as he tries to negotiate the loan signings of 19-year old Will and Micheal Keane. Yakubu wants to quit the relegated club in order to continue to play Premier League football. The Nigerian striker will reportedly tell boss Steve Kean that he does not want to play in the Championship next season.
Huddersfields 8million rated striker Jordan Rhodes, 22, who has been linked with Everton, Aston Villa and Fulham, says he has “no idea if I am staying” after helping his club win promotion to the Championship.
Swansea have had a club record bid of 6.8million for Gylfi Sigurdsson accepted by Hoffenheim, and have also agreed terms with the player.
MK Dons have opened talks with Alan Smith about a permanent move to Stadium MK. The former Leeds and Manchester United man is out of contract at Newcastle next month and he is expected to move on.
And finally, in Managerial news Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is ready to meet the terms of manager Roberto Martinez in a bid to stop him joining Liverpool or Aston Villa. he has given Martinez a deadline of today to let him know his decision.
Well that does it for Tuesday, hope ye all enjoyed it and hope to see ye again tomorrow. Feel free to follow me on Twitter@JamesObrien45