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Eden Hazard update, United's £70m-plus-Mkhitaryan deal rejected: Transfer round-up, December 29, 2017

Sumedh Pande
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Eden Hazard might be in his last season at Chelsea

Hello, people and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. With the festive period right upon us, this January transfer window is set to cause massive surprises as all the top clubs from around Europe are looking to plug gaps in their squads.

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Eden Hazard future update 

Chelsea's talisman Eden Hazard has been linked with a move away from London in the summer with Real Madrid keeping tabs on the forward. Though the Blues are confident of keeping Hazard in their ranks beyond the summer, his father thinks otherwise and has offered a huge revelation over his son's future. 

Talking to Le Soir, Thierry Hazard said, "What I can reveal about Eden is that he refused a contract extension. This was so that, if necessary, he could follow the interest of Real, whom he could see himself playing for."

His father also said that Real Madrid have not yet approached for the winger's services but the situation may change in a matter of days. 

Southampton eyeing Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge 

After receiving £75 million for Virgil van Dijk, Southampton are looking to invest the amount in luring attacking talents to the St. Mary's. The Saints have struggled for goals this season and in order to solve their scoring issues, Mauricio Pellegrino has earmarked two players with Premier League experience. 

The Sun has claimed that Pellegrino is ready to make moves for the out-of-favour duo of Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge. Both the players are reportedly looking for a way out of their Arsenal and Liverpool respectively after failing to make the cut this campaign.

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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