3. Zinedine Zidane makes contact with Eden Hazard
Real Madrid have stepped up their efforts to attract Chelsea star Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu, according to a report.
Los Blancos are understood to be long-term admirers of the Belgian and have previously been linked with a move for the player.
The Belgian international has been at Stamford Bridge since moving from Lille in 2012.
On Monday it was reported that Hazard is dragging his heels over signing new terms with the Blues in the hope that the Spanish giants might make a move.
According to Diario Gol, manager Zinedine Zidane has been in touch with the 26-year-old over the last week.
Last month, Hazard claimed that he was ‘happy’ at Chelsea, while also admitting his admiration for Zidane’s outfit.
Hazard’s current terms at Stamford Bridge run until 2020.
2. Manchester City ready big Alexis bid
Manchester City are ready to make a significant offer to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window, according to the Independent.
The Chilean, who almost joined Pep Guardiola’s side in the summer, is out of contract in June 2018. It is expected that the Citizens will need to pay over £50 million to sign the forward.
1. Mauro Icardi to undergo Real Madrid medical on December 26
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has been pencilled in for a medical to secure a switch to Real Madrid later this month.
The Spanish side have endured a disappointing start to the season, currently sitting fourth in the La Liga table, eight points behind leaders Barcelona.
Alvaro Morata’s departure to Chelsea has been felt. And with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo having contributed just two league goals apiece this season. Manager Zinedine Zidane is looking for options to improve his squad.
According to Diario Gol, Icardi is Zidane’s prime attacking target and will undergo a medical at the end of the month with a view to a January move.