Football gossip: Willian, Hazard, Trippier, Neymar, Hart, Zaha

Football gossip

Barcelona have made a third bid to sign Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian, 29, with an offer in excess of £55m. (Sky Sports) external-link

Real Madrid are preparing to make an opening £112m offer for Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 27. (Evening Standard)external-link

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 31, says he is "speaking to Eden Hazard often" to try to keep his 27-year-old team-mate out of Real Madrid's hands. (Telegraph)external-link

Real could also be about to make a bid for Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier following his impressive displays for England at the World Cup. The Spanish giants are among a host of English and European clubs keen on the 27-year-old. (Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar, 26, has dismissed suggestions he is set to leave as Real Madrid step up their search for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. (Marca)external-link

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could be on his way to Chelsea with the Blues considering a £5m bid for the 31-year-old. (Sun)external-link

Crystal Palace are seeking £70m for Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 25, who wants to leave the club and is being chased by Everton and Borussia Dortmund. (Sun)external-link

Everton have made a £22m bid for Barcelona's 25-year-old defender Lucas Digne, with boss Marco Silva believing the France international could be Leighton Baines' long-term successor at Goodison Park. (Mirror)external-link

West Ham and Newcastle are in talks with Atlanta United and Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24, over a £10m move. (Sun)external-link

West Brom will battle Middlesbrough and QPR to sign Iceland striker Vidar Orn Kjartansson, 28, from Maccabi Tel Aviv. (Birmingham Mail, via Mirror)external-link

West Brom winger James McClean is on the verge of joining Stoke. The 29-year-old Republic of Ireland international had a medical on Friday. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko, 21, says he is "so happy" to be part of Pep Guardiola's side despite Wolves making a £16m bid for the Ukraine international. Fulham and Newcastle are also interested in Zinchenko. (Express & Star)external-link

Aston Villa have put Thierry Henry on a shortlist of candidates if the club's new Egyptian owners decide to replace Steve Bruce as manager. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal's former England youth international Chuba Akpom is heading for the exit with a £2m return to Belgian side Sint-Truiden the likeliest move for the 22-year-old forward. (Independent)external-link

Inter Milan's 25-year-old Argentine forward Mauro Icardi is back on Real Madrid's radar. (Mail)external-link

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 22, is edging closer to a move to Tottenham with the transfer of the Englishman expected to be completed by early next week. (Mirror)external-link

Roma have made a £31.3m offer to Bordeaux to sign Everton target Malcom with the future of the 21-year-old Brazilian to be decided in the next 24-48 hours. (Sky Sports)external-link

Fulham look set to sign Spanish keeper Fabri, 30, in £5m deal from Besiktas and have a £20m deal ready for Newcastle's Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 23, who was on loan at the London club last season. (Sun)external-link

Newcastle's sale of Mitrovic will release funds for a £16.5m fee for West Brom's 28-year-old Venezuelan forward Salomon Rondon. (Star)external-link

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dismissed reports Colombia's James Rodriguez, 27, is set to return to Real Madrid, and that a £30m-plus deal for Stuttgart's French defender Benjamin Pavard, 22, is in place. (ESPN)external-link

Chelsea will move for Juventus' Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 28 after expressing an interest in his team-mates, Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain, 30, and defender Daniele Rugani, 23. (Sun)external-link

The new season begins

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has prioritised signing a winger and centre-back before the transfer window closes with AZ Alkmaar's 24-year-old Iranian international Alireza Jahanbakhsh a target. (Argus)external-link

AC Milan's Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic, 30, has refused his World Cup silver medal after being sent home from the tournament in disgrace. (Mirror)external-link

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt, 31, is a target for US second-tier club Las Vegas Lights despite the Jamaican's wage demands being prohibitive. (ESPN)external-link

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The i newspaper says Real Madrid will offer £112m for Chelsea's Eden Hazard

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