LATEST – EDEN HAZARD’S SOLO STRIKE AGAINST ARSENAL WINS PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL OF THE MONTH (NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)

Eden Hazard’s memorable solo goal against Arsenal has been named the Premier League’s Goal of the Month for February. The Chelsea playmaker glided past three Arsenal players in a run that started inside his own half before beating Petr Cech in a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on February 7. Hazard’s goal beats the likes of Danny Drinkwater’s thunderbolt for Leicester against Liverpool and Robbie Brady’s stunning free-kick on his full Burnley debut against Chelsea to pick up the award. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old forward is ready to reject an offer from Real Madrid as he is settled in London and loyal to Blues manager Antonio Conte.

 

Steven Gerrard, 36, could join the England coaching set-up, combining it with his role at Liverpool, and has already had initial talks with senior FA figures.

 

French football journalist Julien Laurens says a move to PSG for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger “has to be on the table”.

 

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed he has held talks with England midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, about committing his future to the Toffees.

 

Napoli’s Belgium winger Dries Mertens, 29, met Man United representatives for two hours in the lobby of a hotel in Italy earlier this week to discuss a potential move.

 

Blues defender John Terry, 36, will consider joining another Premier League club this summer, despite turning down Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion in January.

 

Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal made an approach for 18-year-old Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, who he has likened to Gunners legend Thierry Henry, last year.

 

Unai Emery’s position as PSG manager is not under threat despite his side’s remarkable 6-1 capitulation against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

 

Man United are set to miss out on PSG and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, who was one of manager Jose Mourinho’s top targets.

 

Chelsea are confident of agreeing a new contract with head coach Antonio Conte, but could delay an official announcement until after the Premier League title race is settled.

 

Bayern Munich forward Douglas Costa, 26, has again admitted he is not happy at the German champions and is on the lookout for another team next season, with Juventus the Brazil international’s likely destination.

 

Chelsea and Man City target Leonardo Bonucci, 29, has made peace with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri following a recent dispute that led to the Italy defender being left out of the club’s recent Champions League match against Porto.

 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants midfielder Emre Can, 23, to stay at Anfield. The club intend to hold further talks with the Germany international’s representatives at the end of the season in an effort to end his contract stand-off.

 

Celtic and Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon has insisted that the lure of being part of the Scottish champions’ current success story was instrumental in his decision to commit his long-term future to the club.

 

Man City defender Bacary Sagna, 34, is looking at a return to London, with West Ham manager Slaven Bilic hoping to sign the Frenchman on a free transfer. The veteran France international does not know if he will be offered a new deal at the Etihad Stadium and is willing to move back to London, where he featured for Arsenal when he first moved to England.

 

Liverpool are interested in Real Madrid’s Brazil right-back Danilo, 25, who has managed just 16 appearances in all competitions this season.

 

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says he has never heard of Pedro Caixinha, the Portuguese coach who was has been cleared to take charge at Rangers.

 

Man City are still making millions of pounds from image rights deals they said they had forfeited three years ago to help comply with UEFA Financial Fair Play rules.

 

The development of video technology to assist referees, with a system to be trialled in next year’s FA Cup, will particularly help combat diving, violent conduct and match-fixing, it is hoped.

 

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says Craig Bellamy’s football academy in Sierra Leone “sold hope” to children only to let them down. The academy, run by ex-Liverpool forward Bellamy’s foundation, was closed in September.

 

Aitor Karanka says he was hurt by Middlesbrough fans calling for him to resign as manager but insists he will not step down, despite the club’s struggles.

 

PSG players and their families were attacked by angry fans when they returned to the French capital after Wednesday’s 6-1 Champions League defeat in Barcelona.

 

Barca fans celebrating their team’s dramatic late victory caused a “minor earthquake“, with huge readings detected on a seismograph located close to the Nou Camp.

 

Man City forward Gabriel Jesus, 19, was riding a mobility scooter around Manchester’s Trafford Centre on Thursday as he continued his recovery from a broken foot.

 

Dimitri Payet says he had to leave West Ham or risk his career going backwards. The 29-year-old attacking midfielder joined Marseille in January.

 

West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph has been showing off his WWE moves in training and it has caught the attention of wrestling star Chris Jericho.

 

Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all keen to leave Arsenal this summer. All three have just over 12 months remaining on their respective contracts, with Ozil having rejected the Gunners’s most recent offer of a new deal. Alexis, meanwhile, is set to depart following a training ground bust-up in recent weeks while Oxlade-Chamberlain is keen for a new challenge away from the Emirates Stadium.

 

With changes coming at Barcelona in the summer, the club are preparing for the summer window and took a trip to London this week to watch both Arsenal and Chelsea. They watched Chelsea on Monday, paying particular attention to Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, though Nemanja Matic also caught their attention. Hector Bellerin, meanwhile, was the Arsenal player that they monitored most closely.

 

Juventus are closely monitoring the progress of Athletic Bilbao attacker Inaki Williams. The forward has a €50 million release clause and is also being tracked by Liverpool, although he has said he is not in a hurry to make his next move.

 

West Ham continue to chase Saint-Etienne right-back Kevin Malcuit. They reportedly made a bid of €10 million for the defender in the January window but are not put off having it rebuffed by the Ligue 1 side.

 

Arsenal have offered wantaway star Mesut Ozil an eye-watering £280,000 per week to stay at the club beyond the summer. The German, alongside Alexis Sanchez, is said to be seeking a new club ahead of next season but Gunners chiefs are hoping the groundbreaking offer will be enough to convince him to stay. Ozil is currently Arsenal’s highest earner on around £140,000 per week, with the willingness to break through the £250,000-per-week barrier unheard of at the Emirates.

 

Barcelona are keen on signing Southampton’s Cedric Soares, but the Liga giants will be forced to pay £25 million for the right-back. Report says that the former Sporting Lisbon defender is a key target for the Catalan outfit and that the Saints would not stand in his way, should the right offer come in.

 

A host of Bundesliga teams are keen to bring Liverpool star Emre Can back to Germany. With the Germany international locked in contract negotiations and looking no closer to a deal, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen have been alerted to the possibility of luring the midfielder away from Anfield.

 

The LA Galaxy have extended an offer to Man United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic is out of contract at the end of the current Premier League campaign, though manager Jose Mourinho has emphasized that he sees the 35-year-old staying at Old Trafford. The Galaxy also made an offer to Ibrahimovic last year before he signed with United. Both parties have been in talks about a move that would see the striker become the highest-paid player in MLS history, says former USA defender and president of the American club.

 

Man United goalkeeper David de Gea wants to join Real Madrid this summer, according to OK Diario journalist, Eduardo Inda. While speaking on Spanish television, Inda revealed De Gea is keen to leave Manchester and return to his homeland.

Real Madrid are still thinking about one goalkeeper, who is De Gea, but Mourinho is determined not to let him leave United,” Inda told TV show El Chiringuito.

De Gea believes that Manchester is hell because every day is black. The player has privately said that he wants to play for Real Madrid.

 

Man City are keen on signing Juventus defender Dani Alves this summer. Pep Guardiola worked with the Brazil international during his time at Barcelona and is open to reuniting with the full-back. Meanwhile,  Juve themselves are weighing up a move for AC Milan’s Mattia De Sciglio, which could open the door for Alves to leave the Serie A champions.

 

Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool are among several European clubs tracking Alphonso Davies. The 16-year-old Vancouver Whitecaps winger has been turning heads since making his pro debut last season. Davies made eight league appearances in 2016, and scored in Vancouver’s CONCACAF Champions League win over the New York Red Bulls last week.

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