5:30PM OFFICIAL DONE DEALS: Chelsea, Hazard, Willian, Benzema, Grealish and more

Tuesday Transfer Updates: Here are the latest done deals across Europe and some transfer updates and rumours making headline at this time.

Italian Giants want Hazard this Summer

Roma are eyeing a potential loan deal for Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard – according to Calcio Mercato.

The Italian club are hoping to arrange a reunion between the Belgian and Jose Mourinho – the former Chelsea boss who will be taking charge at Stadio Olimpico this summer.

Willian wants return to Chelsea

Arsenal winger Willian reportedly wants to rejoin Chelsea less than 12 months after leaving the Blues. Willian has had a nightmare spell at Arsenal following his free transfer last summer. The Brazilian did not score for the Gunners until his 37th appearance for the club.

However, Sky Sports now claim the 32-year-old would prefer to go back to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea is Willian’s preferred destination if he were to leave Arsenal.

Barca interested in Matthijs de Ligt.

Barcelona were keen on signing Matthijs de Ligt when he left Ajax in the summer of 2019, but Juventus won the battle for his signature.

But now, two years on, reports in Italy state that the centre-back is said to be a little frustrated with the Bianconeri, which could open the door for Barcelona to try and make a move, despite their precarious financial situation.

Benzema wants to stay at Real Madrid

Karim Benzema has received recognition for his club form with Real Madrid by being included in France’s squad for Euro 2020, but some have pondered whether he may be looking to return to Lyon in the near future.

However, during an interview with L’Equipe, the 33-year-old has made clear that he has no intention of leaving Real Madrid for the time being.

Pochettino could return to Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino is considering a shock return to Tottenham Hotspur, where he hopes to also persuade Harry Kane to stay at the club.

The Argentine coach only took charge of Paris Saint-Germain at the start of January 2021 and he was able to guide the team to the semi-finals of the Champions League, although they finished one point behind Ligue 1 winners Lille.

Manchester United keen on Sancho and Grealish

Manchester United have a long-standing interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, but various reports in England, including from the Daily Telegraph, note that they are also keeping tabs on Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, who Manchester City are also interested in.

Liverpool close in on Konate

RB Leipzig expect to lose centre-back Ibrahima Konate, who Sky Sports state is on his way to Liverpool. The 22-year-old has a 35 million euro release clause.

DONE DEALS

OFFICIAL: Flick to take charge of Germany

Hansi Flick has put pen to paper on a deal to become Germany’s new head after the European Championship. The former Bayern Munich boss will succeed Joachim Low, who will leave once Germany’s participation in Euro 2020 is over. Flick has agreed a deal until after Euro 2024.

OFFICIAL: Osasuna sign Kike

Osasuna have strengthened in attack by agreeing a deal to sign Kike Garcia, who has a clause in his contract with Eibar that allows him to leave if they are relegated, which they were. The 31-year-old, who scored 12 goals in LaLiga Santander in the 2020/21 season, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

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