Real Madrid to make €100m offer for Thibaut Courtois: Round-up

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Real Madrid have been heavily linked with David de Gea this summer but according to Italian journalist Carlo Laudisa the Spanish giants will instead make an incredible €100 million move for Thibaut Courtois.

The Gazzetta dello Sport writer claims Courtois is seen as the better option in the long-term than De Gea.

Courtois spent three seasons on loan with Atletico Madrid in La Liga where he made his name as one of the finest shotstoppers in Europe. Upon his return to Chelsea he made the number one spot ahead of veteran Petr Cech, who is now expected to leave the club in the summer in the search of regular first team football.

The Belgian 'keeper was linked with a move to Real Madrid last year as a replacement for Iker Casillas, however he put pen to paper on a five year contract last year to end the speculation. 

Reports from elsewhere in Spain suggest that Madrid are pressing ahead with their move to sign De Gea from Manchester United. Newspaper Marca have gone as far to claim that a £22.1 million deal has been agreed with the Red Devils.

Hazard vows to get even better next season

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard says he wants to be even better next season despite winning the player of the year award and helping Chelsea win the title.

The Belgian believes there’s more to come from him next season as Chelsea go in pursuit of European success while defending their domestic crown. 

"It’s always good to win this award," he told the official Chelsea website. "It’s been a great season; we won two trophies and I won four individual awards, which isn’t the most important thing, but it’s always good when you can make a big contribution to the team winning trophies.

Mourinho three-man transfer hitlist revealed

And finally ESPN claim Jose Mourinho has a three man transfer hitlist for this summer as he looks to ward off renewed interest from the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United next season.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, the Special One admitted he was in the market for 'two or three' new players in the upcoming window in order to bolster his squad. One of the key positions he was looking to reinforce is in attack, and Monaco ace Radamel Falcao has been suggested as his top target.

However according to ESPN the Blues boss is targeting a move for Christian Benteke, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham, as well as Toby Alderweireld and Giannelli Imbula.

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