Transfer news and football gossip: Man United rejected ‘fat’ De Ligt last summer, Hazard agrees Real Madrid move, Ozil to stay at Arsenal

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TALKSPORT TRANSFER AND RUMOURS 3 - Transfer news and football gossip: Man United rejected ‘fat’ De Ligt last summer, Hazard agrees Real Madrid move, Ozil to stay at Arsenal

Manchester United decided not to sign Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt last summer, after being told he would become too fat during the latter stages of his career. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard is close to agreeing personal terms with Real Madrid over a summer move to Spain. (The Independent)

Man United midfielder Paul Pogba’s potential summer move to Real Madrid may not go through, after the 26-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola was given a three-month ban from acting as a player representative – FULL STORY

England winger Jadon Sancho will snub a return to the Premier League and stay at Borussia Dortmund this summer. (The Sun)

Mesut Ozil “bleeds Arsenal red” and will stay at the Premier League club until at least 2021, according to his agent. (The Independent)

Arsenal will sign Man United Ivorian defender Eric Bailly this summer – provided the Red Devils can recoup the £30million they paid for the 25-year-old in 2016. (Metro)

Gunners centre-back Shkodran Mustafi is a target for AC Milan, with former Arsenal and current Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis keen to bring the German to Italy. (Tuttosport)

Harry Maguire could play his final game for Leicester City on Sunday, with Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United all interested in the 26-year-old. They will have to pay up, though, as the Foxes will not sell him for less than £60m. (The Sun)

Man United are interested in signing Swansea winger Daniel James, the 21-year-old Wales international who was close to joining Leeds United in January. (ESPN)

A number of Premier League clubs are interested in Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente, who is set to leave the Bernabeu in the summer. (ESPN)

Arsenal are one of the clubs keen on singing 24-year-old Llorente. (AS)

Tottenham are set to sign Bolton’s 18-year-old Irish midfielder Luca Connell when the Championship club go into administration. (The Sun)

Joe Hart is set to leave Burnley after one season in the summer, but Peter Crouch is likely to stay, despite having only made five appearances for the Clarets since his January move from Stoke. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham will sell six fringe players, including English defender Reece Oxford and Spanish forward Lucas Perez, as part of a squad revamp this summer. (Evening Standard)

Everton manager Marco Silva says he is hopeful of signing on-loan Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes on a permanent deal, despite additional interest from Tottenham. (Liverpool Echo)

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