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Liverpool transfer news: Reds enter race to sign Chelsea and England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi

Liverpool are set to make a shock bid for Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports.

The Blues forward, who could make his senior debut for England against the Czech Republic on Friday, has been subject to interest from Bayern Munich and most recently Borussia Dortmund.

Hudson-Odoi has not started a Premier League game for Chelsea

However, German outlet Sport Bild are reporting that Liverpool could make a sensational summer bid to swoop in on the teenager.

Hudson-Odoi’s current deal at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of next season and the forward has so far refused to extend his deal – with a move to Bayern preferred.

In January, Chelsea rejected a £35million offer from the German champions to keep hold of their starlet.


However, they now seemingly face a fresh fight from Premier League rivals Liverpool to keep hold of the youngster.

The Reds will be able to offer Champions League football, with qualification for next years tournament all but secured.

Klopp reportedly admires the youngster

Furthermore, Jurgen Klopp has a good record in giving the youth a chance – with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold breaking through to the Liverpool first team to emerge as one of England’s finest full-backs.

Hudson-Odoi is yet to start a single Premier League match this season and although he is a boyhood Chelsea fan, you can see why he would want to move to gain more chances elsewhere.

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Eden Hazard future: Zinedine Zidane targeting West Ham ace Felipe Anderson as alternative to signing Blues forward

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is targeting Felipe Anderson as an alternative signing to Eden Hazard, reports claim.

The Frenchman, who was reappointed as Los Blancos chief earlier this month, has been promised a massive overhaul of his current crop of players and has already signed Porto defender Eder Militao.

Anderson is now a target for Real Madrid

However, according to Sky Sports, Zidane is now drawing his attention away from Hazard and is now targeting Hammers winger Anderson.

Hazard has always idolised Zidane and always dreamt of a move to Los Blancos – but Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban is appearing to be a major stumbling block in the move.


Chelsea are seemingly unwilling to part ways with their talisman as they cannot replace him and therefore may keep hold of their talisman for another season before his contract runs out.

Hazard, who has scored 13 goals and added 11 assists in 29 league matches this season, has so far refused to sign a new deal with the west London club.

Hazard has been constantly linked with Real Madrid

And the Blues’ refusal to sell their prize asset has prompted Zidane to instead target Anderson.

The Brazilian is enjoying a good debut season for the Hammers, scoring eight goals in 31 matches.

However, he recently said he wanted to emulate the success of Paolo Di Canio and stay in east London and stay for the foreseeable future.

He said: “I just want to do my best for the club, win as many titles as possible. I am happy here, I am not looking for something else.”

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Aaron Ramsey leaving Arsenal on a free is CRIMINAL especially since the club struggle to attract the world’s best players, according to Jeremie Aliadiere

Jérémie Aliadière has slammed Arsenal for allowing Aaron Ramsey to leave on a free because they struggle to attract the best players in the world.

The former Gunners striker came through the ranks at Highbury in his early career, playing alongside the likes of Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry in north London.

Aliadiere has slammed Arsenal’s decision to let Ramsey leave on a free

At the peak of his powers, Arsene Wenger masterminded the club to a Premier League title without losing a game in 2004.

However, as the Frenchman’s power began to wane, so did the club and the club’s hierarchy decided to replace Wenger with former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery in the summer.

And the club will have to delve into the transfer window to replace another key figure at the Emirates when Ramsey joins Juventus in the summer – a decision the former Middlesborough and Leyton Orient striker cannot comprehend.

Aliadière told Jim White on talkSPORT: “It pains me every time I get to the Emirates and I see lately how well he is performing, knowing he won’t be there next season.

AARON RAMSEY STATS

Despite starting just 12 games this season, the Wales international has delivered in the Premier League…

  • 3 goals
  • 6 assists
  • 50% tackle success
  • 80% pass success
  • 1 Goal of the Month
  • 22 key passes

“Having such a talent – and he is a team player – he will work for the team, he will do anything for the team before himself.

“He will see the benefit of the team.

“And just losing a player like this on a free, for me, is criminal.

“Arsenal has become a club which doesn’t attract too many top players because you just don’t really know what direction they are going in.

The Frenchman eventually left the Gunners in 2007


“Which, with Arsene Wenger for 22 years, was the same direction.

“These days, it’s like everybody is a bit in limbo – you don’t really know if they are going to be there next season or not which is difficult for everybody.”

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Real Madrid transfer news: How Zinedine Zidane’s side could line up featuring Paul Pogba, Christian Eriksen and Eden Hazard

This is rarely the case but right now, Real Madrid are a fragile club.

It’s been a dreadful season for Los Blancos by their exceptional standards as they lie twelve points adrift of LaLiga table-toppers Barcelona, they were knocked out of the Champions League after being taught a footballing lesson by Ajax and are also out of the Copa del Rey.

There have been many low points for Real Madrid this season

The reappointment of Zinedine Zidane as manager may give the club a lift but there is still a lot of work to do at the Bernabeu.

However, despite all the doom and gloom, Real Madrid continue to be linked with some of the top names in world football.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard appears to be holding out for a move to the Spanish capital while Manchester United’s Paul Pogba recently said playing for Real under Zidane would be a ‘dream’.

Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen’s transfer to Real is a ‘very strong possibility’, talkSPORT has been told.

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So with this in mind, we at talkSPORT.com have looked at how they could line up should the world-class trio sign up?

Below you can see how Real Madrid could look with Pogba, Hazard and Eriksen in it.


Goalkeeper (Thibaut Courtois)

There have been question marks about Thibaut Courtois this season but given his contract lasts until 2024, he’s viewed as a long-term investment by the club.

If David de Gea ever becomes available then the Belgian might have something to worry about but for now Courtois’ position as the No.1 keeper looks reasonably safe.

Courtois hasn’t had it all his own way this season

Defence (Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal)

Real have looked frail at the back on frequent occasions this season but they still have world-class defenders among their ranks.

And if anyone can galvanise them into getting their form back it’s Zidane, who is adored by everyone connected with the club having won three Champions League titles in his first stint as manager as well as a catalogue of trophies as a player for Los Blancos.

Reports have emerged that Raphael Varane is considering his future in Spain with Manchester United lurking but surely the France international wouldn’t turn his back on arguably the biggest club in the world and French football legend Zidane.

It would be a bug call for Varane to turn his back on Zidane

Midfield (Pogba, Casemiro, Eriksen)

Although Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or this year, Real Madrid will be looking to find a long-term replacement for the midfielder who turns 34 this year.

And it looks like Pogba can see himself playing for the Spanish giants one day and European football expert Kevin Hatchard said on talkSPORT 2 that Eriksen could also be set for a move to Spain.


Manchester United should ‘GET RID’ of Paul Pogba, talkSPORT told


Bringing N’Golo Kante to Real would benefit Pogba hugely and also fill that Claude Makelele shaped hole that the club have lacked since 2004 but rumours that the Chelsea man wants to leave Stamford Bridge have gone quiet lately.

Pogba might have his eyes on the Bernabeu

Toni Kroos has been omitted from this XI as there is speculation the German is heading to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Attack (Isco, Benzema, Hazard)

Hazard, who has revealed Zidane is someone he looks up to, moving to Real would give them an added freshness up front.

Hazard’s move to Madrid appears to be inevitable

His preferred position is on the left of a front three and he would get many opportunities to score given Karim Benzema spent many seasons being the bridesmaid to ex-Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The spot on the right of the front three is up for grabs and although Gareth Bale started Real Madrid’s win over Celta Vigo last weekend, his future at the club is by no means secure and Isco was preferred by Zidane last season.

Real Madrid will be a formidable prospect if they line up like this

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Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid? There is a ‘very strong possibility’ Tottenham star will move this summer

There is a ‘very strong possibility’ Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen will join Real Madrid this summer, talkSPORT has been told.

The Danish playmaker is a key man for Spurs and one of the Premier League’s top stars, but he has just 18 months remaining on his contract in north London.

Eriksen has been stalling on a new deal at Tottenham

While a number of his team-mates have recently penned new deals, Eriksen is yet to commit to new terms and there is mounting uncertainly over his future.

Eriksen is not the only Premier League star Real are said to be keeping an eye on – Harry Kane continues to be linked with a big-money move to Spain while Liverpool’s in-form star Sadio Mane has also been mooted as a potential target.

talkSPORT 2 were joined by European football commentator Kevin Hatchard on Thursday to share the latest transfer news from Spain, and he said:

“Kane and Mane are not realistic, because they’ve recently signed long term contracts.


“I know we’ve seen situations where players have signed long term deals to protect the club so they can get a bigger transfer fee, but Mane has always spoken in glowing terms about working for Jurgen Klopp, he seems very happy and Liverpool are clearly heading in the right direction.

“I’d be very surprised if he made that move to Real, and it’s the same with Harry Kane.

Christian Eriksen is a key player for Spurs and would undoubtedly cost a premium – unless he sees out his contract

“Kane is very much Mr Spurs and as long as Mauricio Pochettino is there – and that looks a lot more likely now that Zidane is back at Real Madrid and Solskjaer is doing so well at Manchester United – I think Kane will stay.

“The Eriksen thing is interesting because, while there has been talk about it for a long time, he hasn’t signed a new contract at Spurs.

“The feeling in Spain is that there is a very strong possibility Real Madrid will be able to get that deal done.”

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A Manchester United line-up with Antoine Griezmann, Adrien Rabiot and Jadon Sancho, but without Paul Pogba

There is always an appeal to play for Manchester United but the pull factor has increased greatly over the last couple of the months.

The team’s fortunes have been transformed since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the club and a finish in the top four this season is a real possibility.

Solskjaer has improved United markedly

Solskjaer has not been given the job but given the Norwegian has done so well since replacing Jose Mourinho, it’s surely a matter of time before he becomes manager on a permanent basis.

United fans should therefore feel optimistic during the summer, especially with some of the top names in world football linked with moves to Old Trafford.

They are reportedly ‘front runners’ to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and have also been linked with fellow Frenchman Adrien Rabiot.

Former Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho is also rumoured to be on United’s radar as the England international’s stock continues to rise following his spectacular 2018/19 campaign with Borussia Dortmund.

Could ex-Manchester City man Sancho move to Manchester United?

However, there are potential departures too with Paul Pogba claiming playing for Real Madrid under reappointed boss Zinedine Zidane would be a ‘dream’.

The Daily Star report Alexis Sanchez, Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valenica could leave in the summer so how might the Red Devils line up if all these rumours come to fruition?

Below you can see this possible Manchester United XI.


ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK – 4-2-1-3

United were a club who were suffering from an identity crisis under Mourinho, with the Portuguese’s sometimes ultra-defensive tactics conflicting with the attacking football they played during the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Solskjaer, who played under Ferguson between 1996-2007, has restored some of that positivity and there is a feeling among United fans that they’ve got their club back.

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Goalkeeper

If the club are to become title contenders again, they have to keep hold of David de Gea, whose deal was set to expires in June.

However, United activated a one-year extension on the Spaniard’s contract meaning he is likely to stay for another season.

De Gea is one of the world’s best goalkeepers

And United will be hoping they will have progressed enough during that time to convince him to extend his time at Old Trafford.

Defence

They’ll also have to improve in defence and ideally get a world class centre-back in.

Enter Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, who is reportedly considering his future at the Bernabeu and United are one of the few clubs who could afford the player and his wages.

Varane won the World Cup with France last summer

He may only be 25 but his ability is so great that his effect on the defence could be similar to the effect Virgil van Dijk has had at Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof would be likely to be competing for the other spot while Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are solid full-back options.

Midfield

United fans won’t want to hear it, but they may have to prepare for life without Pogba as the Frenchman appears keen for a move to Madrid at some point in his career.

Pogba may well have his sights on Spain

It’s not clear when this will happen but if Pogba departs soon then United will have to change things up in midfield promptly.

And according to Calcio Mercato, Rabiot’s proposed move to Barcelona is looking doubtful due to his wage demands, putting United on red alert.

Should Rabiot come to England, he could play alongside Nemanja Matic in midfield, with the Frenchman having some licence to get forward.

Can United hijack Barcelona’s move for Rabiot?

Attack

Up front is where the magic could really be happening, with Griezmann and Sancho joining Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.

As already mentioned, United are ‘front runners’ to sign Griezmann and he would play in the no.10 role to link up well with the in-form Lukaku and Rashford, who can play in a wide role.

Griezmann is wanted by a number of clubs

The Evening Standard says United are free to pursue Sancho as there was no ‘United clause’ when he left Manchester City in 2017.

United are one of the few clubs who could afford his £100million price tag and to have an England player of his quality among their ranks could be something the club’s top brass consider greatly.

Is this how United could line up in the future?

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Philippe Coutinho set for Barcelona exit? Spanish giants ‘would discuss €80m bids’ for ex-Liverpool star this summer

Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho could leave Barcelona in a cut-price deal this summer, just 18 months after joining the club for £142million.

According to reports, the LaLiga champions are ready to listen to offers for the Brazilian star who has struggled to make an impact since arriving at the Nou Camp.

It has not gone to plan for Coutinho since his move to Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018

It is sensationally claimed Barcelona would be willing to take a significant loss to get him off their books, and would discuss offers starting at just €80m (£68.8m).

Coutinho was a key man in a Liverpool shirt, and was one of the Premier League’s top talents during his time in England.

He was expected to play a big part in the Barcelona team, but it hasn’t quite worked out for the 26-year-old in Spain.


The playmaker has nine goals and five assists this season. He started 16 games and made ten substitute appearances in the league, but hasn’t completed a full 90 minutes since January.

The reports of a possible exit will surely have Liverpool fans hoping for a dream return to Anfield, but that is reportedly not on the cards.

Manchester United have also been linked with an interest in the Brazil international but, according to Goal, Coutinho is unlikely to consider a move back to the Premier League after his family’s struggle to adapt to life in England.

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Instead, Paris Saint-Germain is said to be a more likely destination.

The French champions are one of the only European clubs that could afford to pay Barca’s asking price, plus the player’s wages. Coutinho is reportedly the third-highest earner at the Nou Camp on £240,000-a-week.

The prospect of joining international team-mates Neymar, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos is also bound to appeal, however it is claimed no approach has yet been made by PSG.

Coutinho and Neymar are close friends and could link-up at PSG

Barcelona are ten points clear at the top of LaLiga and are still fighting for trophies in the Copa del Rey and Champions League, so there is still time for Coutinho to prove his doubters in Spain wrong.

But given his current standing in the Barcelona pecking order, it’s likely he will be forced to consider his future when the transfer window opens if things don’t improve.

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Liverpool: How Jurgen Klopp’s men could line up next season with Raphael Varane and Paulo Dybala but without Sadio Mane

Under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool are slowly but surely becoming one of the biggest clubs in Europe once again.

After blowing Roma and Manchester City away in the Champions League knockout stages last season, the Reds went and dumped Bayern Munich out of this season’s competition in their own back yard.

Although Klopp has spent big to create a team he feels capable of dominating both domestically and Europe, silverware has so far eluded the genial German.

Jurgen Klopp will be keen to avoid yet more final heartache with Liverpool

Defeat in the League Cup and Europa League finals in his first season at Anfield were followed by an implosion during the Champions League final last season against Real Madrid.

In order to rectify this, Klopp spent big in the summer on Fabinho and Alisson Becker, with Naby Keita also finally completing his move to Merseyside.

And, if rumours are to be believed, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will be doing it all over again.

Liverpool are locked in a two-horse race for the Premier League title and face Ajax in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Dybala and Varane clash in the Champions League last season

But the fear of failure once again clearly is motivating Klopp as Italian sources are reporting Paulo Dybala is a serious target.

There are also rumours linking Sadio Mane with a move to Real Madrid to become one of the first if the new breed of ‘Galacticos’ under Zinedine Zidane.

And in order to make the deal happen, Los Blancos are reportedly willing to let Raphael Varane move the other way.

And, according to Goal, Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Gross has been linked with a £15million move to Anfield in the summer.


But how on earth would Klopp manage to fit all these new names into an already star-studded line up?

Here talkSPORT.com have taken a look at several potential Liverpool teams for next season.

FALSE 9 – INVERTED 4-3-3

At times this season, Liverpool have seemed a touch one-dimensional. After tearing apart so many teams on the break last season, opposition defences soon became savvy to what they had to stop.

By restricting space in behind their backline, opposition teams have frustrated the Reds at times this season.

Mohamed Salah spurned two glorious opportunities against Everton this month

As a result, Mohamed Salah has cut a frustrated figure at times this season. Opposition full-backs have tucked in and played more conservatively against the ‘Egyptian King’.

Klopp has loved playing with three up top since succeeding Brendan Rodgers in 2015 and, despite the fear of losing key man Mane, could still do that.

Pep Guardiola changed the way modern football was played during his time in charge at Barcelona, with no tactical ploy more daring or ingenious than playing without a recognised striker.

The ‘false 9’ as it became known caused havoc as Barcelona won the Champions League with Lionel Messi being given freedom to roam, so much so that Spain used the same formation at Euroe 2012.

With Dybala used in this role, Salah and strike partner Roberto Firmino could well be given more space to operate and centre-backs would become disorientated and confused – a recipe for disaster against Liverpool’s ‘heavy-metal’ football.

Pascal Gross would fit seamlessly into the position currently occupied by veteran James Milner

LOOKING GROSS – 4-2-3-1

While the rumours linking Pascal Gross with a move to Anfield may surprise a few fans, there is certainly logical thinking behind it.

During his debut season in the Premier League last season, Gross scored seven goals and registered eight assists from midfield in a Brighton side not renowned for attacking flair.

While his stats from this season are not as impressive, the former Ingolstadt midfielder is efficient in his work and diligent off the ball.

Having not picked up a booking this season, Gross knows when to put his foot in and when to drift off to cut passing lanes instead.

Gross is a midfielder who does not need stats to justify his value

Reds supporters need to only look at the success of Xherdan Shaqiri and Georginio Wijnaldum to know Klopp has the ability to pluck players from struggling Premier League team and turn them into superstars.

When 4-3-3 has not worked this season, the German has implemented a 4-2-3-1 system which has allowed the Reds to play through the lines more regularly.

With Salah playing the role of front man, defenders will have to limit the space in behind given the 26-year-old’s ability to break offside traps.

With space in front of the defence, Dybala, Gross and Firmino can wreak havoc, and the the German midfielder will be able to swap with Naby Keita should the Guinean make a lung-bursting run beyond the forwards.

Liverpool could find it easier to break teams down with this formation
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Transfer news and football gossip: Jadon Sancho gets £100m price tag, Philippe Coutinho to leave Barcelona, Alexis Sanchez set for Manchester United exit

talkSPORT.com round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s papers and online…

Borussia Dortmund will put a £100m price-tag on England winger Jadon Sancho this summer, and will look to sign 18-year-old Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi if they need to replace him. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are free to pursue Sancho this summer, because Manchester City did not insert any clause stating he could not join their rivals when they sold him. (Evening Standard)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Alexis Sanchez, Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valencia all to leave Manchester United this summer. (Daily Star)

Jadon Sancho has nine goals and 17 assists for Dortmund this season

Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho could leave Barcelona this summer, with the Spanish giants ready to listen to offers for the £142m signing. A move to Paris Saint-Germain is said to be his most likely destination. (Goal)

Barcelona have also cooled their interest in Antoine Griezmann, amid speculation Manchester United will push to sign the in Atletico Madrid star. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal will have to battle Bayern Munich in the race to sign Lille and Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe. (Bein Sports)

Chelsea could bring 24-year-old centre-back Nathan Ake back to Stamford Bridge from Bournemouth, amid reported interest from Tottenham and Napoli. (De Telegraaf)

Chelsea’s on-loan midfielder Mateo Kovacic wants to join another Premier League club rather than return to Real Madrid, if he doesn’t end up staying with the Blues.(Marca)

Coutinho has struggled to make an impact since Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018

Manchester City are ready to hand captain Vincent Kompany a new contract. (Evening Standard)

The defending Premier League champions are also in pole position to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 24, this summer. (ESPN)

Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno is close to signing a pre-contract with Lazio, with the Spaniard’s contract set to expire at the end of the season after five years at Anfield. (The Independent)

Barcelona are preparing a £43m bid for Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 21, who has starred on loan with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga this season. (The Guardian)


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Chelsea transfer news: Club could struggle to keep Callum Hudson-Odoi as Bayern Munich plan huge summer spending spree

Bayern Munich are plotting a massive summer spending spree to rejuvenate their ageing squad, club president Uli Hoeness has confirmed.

Hoeness announced the Bundesliga giants will undergo the ‘biggest investment programme’ in their history, and Chelsea’s teen sensation Callum Hudson-Odoi is expected to be a key target.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is on Bayern Munich’s radar

Bayern remain desperate to sign the 18-year-old as they seek a long-term replacement for wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, who will both call time on their Bayern careers at the end of this season.

The German club saw several bids rejected in January, including a £35million offer, but they are ready to splash the cash this summer after a disappointing Champions League campaign.

“We are in the process of rejuvenating our team,” Hoeness said at a brokerage fair in Munich.


“It’s the biggest investment programme FC Bayern has ever had.”

The club have already confirmed 22-year-old full-back Benjamin Pavard will join them in the summer and have been linked with Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Lille’s Nicolas Pepe.

Hudson-Odoi’s contract expires in the summer of 2020 and Chelsea may be forced to cash-in if Bayern come knocking with a big-money offer.

The winger, who rejected a lucrative contract offer and handed in a transfer request in January, reportedly needs convincing if he is to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this summer.

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He is yet to start a Premier League match and most of his opportunities have come in less elite competitions such as the Europa League and the Carabao Cup.

Nonetheless, he recently earned his first call-up to the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

The Blues, who have been hit with a two-window transfer ban, will be desperate to keep Hudson-Odoi.

Uncertainty surrounds the future of star winger Eden Hazard, while Willian and Pedro are both in their thirties.

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