Gossip column: Eden Hazard, Jonny Evans, Jean Seri, Juan Mata

Football gossip

Transfer news

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez have made contact with Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 26. (Diario Gol via Daily Mail)

West Brom defender Jonny Evans, 29, is wanted by Everton and West Ham, while Manchester City remain keen. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have offered 29-year-old playmaker Juan Mata to Inter Milan as part of a deal to bring in 24-year-old midfielder Joao Mario. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester City and Liverpool both want 26-year-old Nice midfielder Jean Seri, who is also being watched by Barcelona. (Daily Mail)

Southampton scouts have been watching Basel winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, 23. (Blick - in German)

West Ham manager David Moyes is considering dropping goalkeeper Joe Hart, 30, for Saturday's match with Chelsea. (Guardian)

Bolton Wanderers striker Gary Madine, 27, is among Sunderland's January transfer window targets. (Sunderland Echo)

Philippe Coutinho's hat-trick for Liverpool in the Champions League dominates the Star's back page
Philippe Coutinho's hat-trick for Liverpool in the Champions League dominates the Star's back page

Meanwhile...

Lillestrom defender Aleksander Melgalvis Andreassen has been criticised after placing his genitals inside the Norwegian Cup. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are hoping a recent visit from rail minister Paul Maynard will speed up a decision about their future at their Bodymoor Heath training ground, when work on HS2 gets under way. (Birmingham Mail)

Bayern Munich's fans printed counterfeit 500 euro notes featuring Neymar's face and hurled them at the Brazilian during their Champions League win over Paris St-Germain. (Daily Mail)

FA chairman Greg Clarke is planning a global tour of Fifa members in a move that could pave the way for an England bid for the 2030 World Cup. (Daily Telegraph)

Bayern Munich fans hold a banner
Bayern Munich fans make their feelings clear with this banner during their side's game against Paris St-Germain

Leaked pictures of a new pair of gold-tinted Nike boots for Cristiano Ronaldo suggest he will win his fifth Ballon d'Or. (Daily Telegraph)

Best of Wednesday's gossip

Lionel Messi turned down wages of £850,000 a week from Manchester City before signing a new deal with Barcelona. The Premier League leaders also offered the 30-year-old Argentina forward an £88m signing bonus. (Marca - in Spanish)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says there are no guarantees that 25-year-old midfielder Philippe Coutinho will still be at Anfield after the January transfer window. Barcelona made three bids for the Brazil international in the summer. (Daily Star)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will return with a huge offer to try to sign Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, in January. (Independent)

Everton have approached the Gunners about 28-year-old England forward Theo Walcott, who is yet to start a first-team game this season. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have been given a boost with the news that Brazil defender Alex Sandro, 26, wants to leave Juventus. (Telegraph)

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