MORNING, TRANSFER NEWS
Eden Hazard is being linked with an incredible Chelsea return – while Lionel Messi is becoming fed up with transfer speculation.
That’s the pick of this morning’s gossip, along with the strong suggestion Ryan Shawcross will join David Beckham and Phil Neville’s Inter Miami.
Spain’s Defensa Central claim Chelsea will bid for playmaker Hazard, 30, two years after his misfiring, injury-hit move to Real Madrid.
And at Real’s big rivals Barcelona, Messi is reportedly growing weary of all the talk he will join PSG.
The overwhelming impression is still that the Manchester City target WILL leave the Nou Camp in the summer.
But Messi, 33, is said to be waiting to see who wins the Barcelona presidential election on March 7 before deciding.
As for Stoke’s same-aged stalwart Shawcross, it is thought the centre-back wants to terminate his contract early so he can join Miami for pre-season training on February 22.
Finally, Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti reportedly turned down Liverpool last month.