Gossip: Hazard 'to be offered record breaking Chelsea deal' as Saudi Prince ups the heat on Manchester United owners

Deal me in: Hazard could be about to become England’s highest paid player ever

With Christmas coming, we’ve all got to keep a close eye on the pounds. All of us except the money men at Chelsea, it seems.

That’s right, with the most costly time in the year fast approaching they are determined to splash the cash over the festive period.

They have promised to make Eden Hazard, 27, the highest paid player in Premier League history to keep him out of Real Madrid’s clutches. A deal is being put together and could be in front of the player in December.

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According to the Sunday Express, the Belgian will be offered £350,000 per week – something the Spanish giants are unlikely to match.

Manchester City, meanwhile, won’t just be opening their wallet to keep one of their stars.

The Sunday Mirror say City officials are refusing to change their stance over Raheem Sterling – and they won’t be breaking the bank to keep him.

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That’s better news for Madrid of course. And the Express say they’re in a bit of a hurry.

In desperate need of lifting the mood with the European champions in a slump, they want the England man in January according to Sunday’s paper.

Across Manchester, the financial tide could be turning if the Mirror’s men have this one right.

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is hoping to sit down with United owners the Glazer family very soon and present his £4bn package to gain control at Old Trafford.

Rivals City look a class apart still, but the Premier League champions are still searching for another centre-half.


Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake is wanted by Pep Guardiola in January. The 23-year-old Netherlands defender will be the subject of a £40m bid, report the Sun on Sunday.

Tottenham think Blackburn’s Bradley Dack could be what they need in January say the Express, while Antonio Conte could be back in football soon.

The Star on Sunday suggest he is the man wanted to replace under pressure Julen Lopetegui, who has had a nightmare start to life at Real Madrid.