Football gossip: Hazard, Alisson, Courtois, Zidane, Zinchenko, Rondon

Football gossip

Real Madrid have put Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 27, at the top of their transfer list to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who has joined Juventus. (Star)external-link

Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 26, is expected to join Real Madrid for £31m. (Marca - in Spanish)external-link

If they sell Courtois, Chelsea are considering re-signing 36-year-old Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech from Arsenal or Leicester's Denmark international Kasper Schmeichel, 31. (Sky Sports)external-link

England defender Gary Cahill, 32, may leave Chelsea as the club closes in on a £44.2m deal for 23-year-old Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani. (London Evening Standard)external-link

The Blues remain in the race to sign Roma's Brazil goalkeeper Alisson despite Liverpool making a £62m bid for the 25-year-old. (Football Italia)external-link

Wolves and Fulham are both interested in signing Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko, 21, despite the Ukrainian left-back going on City's pre-season tour to the USA. (Mirror)external-link

West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic could be on his way to Manchester United or Roma, with the Hammers open to offers for the 29-year-old Austrian. (TalkSport)external-link

Watford's Brazilian forward Richarlison, 21, could follow his former boss Marco Silva to Everton. (The Times)external-link

Everton are also in advanced talks to sign Bordeaux's Brazilian winger Malcolm, 21, in a £30m deal. (Sky Sports)external-link

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, 46, will rejoin Juventus, the club the Frenchman played for between 1996 and 2001, as an advisor. (Libertad Digital in Spanish)external-link

Bournemouth will spend a club record £32m to sign Levante and Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma, 23, and a further £25m on Genoa and Uruguay full-back Diego Laxalt, 25. (Sun)external-link

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has been told he has to sell before he can strengthen his squad. (Mirror)external-link

Porto are still keen on signing Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba, 23, but are unwilling to meet the £8m asking price for the DR Congo international. (A Bola - in Portuguese)external-link

West Brom have rejected a loan offer from Newcastle for Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon, 28, who has a £16.5m release clause in his contract. (Express and Star)external-link

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Crystal Palace are closing in on the signing of Italian side Sassuolo's Senegal striker Khouma Babacar, 25, for £12m. (Mirror)external-link

Huddersfield are interested in signing Monaco's France youth international striker Adama Diakhaby, 22. (Sky Sports)external-link

Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 27, has arrived two weeks late for pre-season training at Nice after talks with Marseille broke down. (Football Italia)external-link

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are interested in English forward Ollie Watkins, with Brentford demanding £15m for the 22-year-old they signed for £1.8m from Exeter a year ago. (London Evening Standard)external-link

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