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Real Madrid plot sensational summer swap deal for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard with Gareth Bale

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Real Madrid could try to tempt Chelsea into selling their star forward Eden Hazard by offering them Gareth Bale as part of the deal, according to reports. 

Hazard has been on Real’s wish list for some time. Now Zinedine Zidane is back as manager of Los Blancos then their interest could increase. Real president Florentino Perez is also said to have promised Zidane a war chest of £300 million to revamp the squad this summer.

By the same token, several players could be heading out of the Bernabeu this summer. Gareth Bale is thought to be one of those, given his fractious relationship with Zidane and the Madrid fans. His recent injury record doesn’t help either.

With Chelsea rumoured to be interested in signing Bale, a swap deal could be an agreeable option for all parties.

Chelsea will want more than £100 million for Hazard, while Real will want about £75 million for Bale – who turns 30 later this year. It also has to be factored in that Bale earns about £11 million per year.

However, whether Bale would want to leave Real is another matter. He has previously said he is happy in the Spanish capital.

In addition, other clubs, including Manchester United, May be interested in signing Bale.

Manchester United eye £120 million bid for Juventus star Paulo Dybala

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Manchester United are considering making a bid for Juventus striker Paulo Dybala this summer – but only if current striker Romelu Lukaku leaves, according to reports. 

United scouts have been impressed with Dybala for some time with his performances in Serie A and the Champions League.

The Sun claim that United have already sounded out their counterparts at Juventus about the possibility of a deal, and it seems that a bid of £120 million may be enough to get their man.

However, this bid may only happen if United sell Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has appeared to recapture his best form in the past couple of weeks with 4 goals in his last 2 games but there has been speculation that he may leave in the summer.

One potential destination for Lukaku could be Juventus. There has been rumoured interest in him from Turin for some time, so a player-plus-cash deal involving Dybala is not beyond the realms of possibility.

Other clubs in Serie A, notably Inter Milan, are also said to be interested in Lukaku. At 26, he is in the peak of his career so United would want to at least recoup the £75 million they paid Everton for him two years ago.

AC Milan and Juventus agree swap deal for Premier League targets Leonardo Bonucci and Gonzalo Higuain

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Italy defender Leonard Bonucci is set to rejoin Juventus from AC Milan in a deal that will see striker Gonzalo Higuain move in the other direction.

Bonucci, 31, only joined Milan last summer in a £35.1 million deal, after an immensely successful spell in Turin where he won 6 Serie A titles with Juve.

Juve recently tweeted a video of Bonucci, with a caption of “he is here in Turin.”

Meanwhile a video posted on Milan’s Instagram account featured Higuain with a caption “ready to start”.

Higuain’s departure is not a surprise, given Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus last month. The deal will reportedly see Milan pay £16 million as part of a season-long loan deal, with the option to purchase him for £32 million at the season’s end.

This news will come as a blow to Premier League sides who have been linked with the players. Chelsea were reportedly keen on signing Higuain to replace Alvaro Morata, who is thought to want a move back to Italy, while Bonucci was said to be on a shortlist of potential central defenders Manchester United were trying to sign.