What the papers say Real Madrid are set to make a fresh £106million bid for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in the next few days, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Spanish giants had an opening offer for the 28-year-old Belgian rejected in March but further talks are now expected to take place, the paper reports. Hazard conceded he was likely to have played his last game for Chelsea after scoring twice in their Europa League final victory over Arsenal on Wednesday.
What the papers say The future of Alexis Sanchez could be away from Manchester United, but the Old Trafford club may still be forced to pay for the Chilean next season, the Daily Mirror reports. Sanchez, who has struggled for goals since moving from Arsenal, could switch to Inter Milan over the summer, but the paper reports a loan deal is the most likely prospect which would see United paying half his £500,000-a-week wages.
What the papers say With Eden Hazard yet to publicly announce his decision on his Chelsea future, the club are keeping tabs on Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, the Mirror reports. Rumours continue to swirl around links between Hazard and Real Madrid, and should the 28-year-old opt to walk away from Stamford Bridge, the Blues could look to Coutinho as a replacement, the paper says.
Barcelona were subjected to “the biggest ridicule in history”, according to the Spanish media, as Liverpool left the Catalans “blushing” with a remarkable 4-0 Champions League comeback win at Anfield.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane admits he was jealous when Barcelona lured team-mate Philippe Coutinho to the Nou Camp.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde refused to apologise for having to rely so heavily on Lionel Messi to solve their problems after the Argentinian scored the goal which secured an eighth title in 11 years.
Lionel Messi fittingly scored the goal which ensured Barcelona retained their LaLiga title with a 1-0 win over struggling Levante.
Barcelona moved within one victory of retaining their LaLiga title with a 2-0 win over Alaves.
Liverpool will face Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Porto.
Lionel Messi delivered another reminder of his enduring star quality as Barcelona quashed Manchester United’s hopes of another improbable Champions League comeback at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is adamant that Philippe Coutinho will not be leaving the Nou Camp this summer despite rumoured interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Paul Pogba to “put his stamp” on Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona after dismissing talk of the mercurial midfielder leaving Manchester United this summer.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde’s gamble in resting Lionel Messi backfired against lowly Villarreal and it took a Luis Suarez goal with the last kick of the game to rescue a point in a 4-4 draw.
France star Kylian Mbappe’s goal in the World Cup final against Croatia was the most tweeted moment of the tournament, according to stats released by Twitter.