Gossip: Sterling and Hazard stalling on new deals, Arsenal ace to leave and more

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester City star Raheem Sterling will delay contract talks until after the World Cup, and the stall over a new deal at City could alert Real Madrid, who showed an interest in the winger two years ago. The England star has two and a half years remaining on his current £180,000-a-week deal. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are facing a battle to keep hold of star forward Eden Hazard. The Belgian is said to be holding off from signing a new club-record £300,000-a-week deal in the hope of piquing the interest of Real Madrid. The 26-year-old does not want to harm his chances of a move to Madrid by agreeing a contract of more than two years at Stamford Bridge, and contract talks are expected to resume at the end of the season. (The Times)Theo Walcott’s ten-year spell at Arsenal could be coming to an end, with the Gunners happy to let the 28-year-old leave if a suitable offer is made in January. West Ham and Southampton are reportedly interested in the winger. (The Sun)Manchester United manager is confident the club can wrap up a £50million deal for Tottenham defender Danny Rose either in January or in the summer transfer window. (Daily Mail) Juventus legend Alessandro del Piero believes Liverpool’s Germany midfielder Emre Can would be the perfect fit in the Italian club’s side. (Liverpool Echo)West Ham are facing a battle with Real Madrid to sign Russian striker Fyodor Smolov. The 27-year-old has impressed with a fine brace in a 3-3 draw with Spain last month and six goals in his last five games for Krasnodar. (Daily Mail)Newcastle may have to pay a hefty sum if they want to sign Besiktas star Cenk Tosun. The 26-year-old’s impressive run of form means Besiktas bosses appear to have upped their demands from £20m to £88m. (Newcastle Chronicle)Dani Ceballos could be prepared to leave Real Madrid in search of more game time,  with Arsenal and Tottenham said to be interested in the Spain Under-21 international. (Daily Mirror)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:‘I needed a new challenge’ – Michael Emenalo dismisses claims that fall out over transfers led to Chelsea exitExclusive: ‘Antonio Conte will be just fine at Chelsea’ – Michael Emenalo tells Blues fans not to worry about manager’s futureExclusive interview: Roy Hodgson pleased with Crystal Palace progress and hails Ruben Loftus-Cheek impact‘He’s a buffoon, how stupid do you have to be?’ – Joey Barton slams FA chief exec Martin Glenn over Gareth Southgate comments‘He shouldn’t have said that’ – Sam Allardyce reacts to FA chief insisting Gareth Southgate’s England job is safe regardless of resultsLiverpool preparing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bid as Daniel Sturridge looks set to leave – Transfer reportTottenham will allow Danny Rose to join Manchester United if they receive £45million – ReportsReal Madrid ‘interested’ in Liverpool goal machine Mohamed Salah, claims Egypt head coach Hector Cuper 1 Transfer rumours and paper review last_img