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Paper Round: Eden Hazard will only leave Chelsea for Real Madrid

Paper Round: Hazard will only leave Chelsea for Real Madrid

23/02/2016 at 18:05Updated 23/02/2016 at 19:07

Eden Hazard is planing to stay at Chelsea, but one club could change things. That and more from the Tuesday papers.

Hazard will only leave Chelsea for Real Madrid

Eden Hazard will not leave Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain. But The Telegraph understand that if Real Madrid come calling, it would be difficult to turn them down. Hazard is prepared to spend next season at Chelsea and would happily stay with the Blues. However, Real Madrid are the one club that could disrupt those plans.

Paper Round's view - Hazard's poor form this season makes it unlikely that anyone will pay Chelsea enough to make the club consider selling him. The only two clubs that might even consider it are PSG and Real Madrid, but odds are that they pass on him this summer. It's a good thing that Hazard is planning to spend next season at Stamford Bridge because that is by far the most likely scenario.

Man United would owe LVG £10m if he's sacked now

Louis van Gaal

Louis van GaalPA Sport

Paper Round's view - It has long looked like Man United were done with Van Gaal. The question is why they haven't bothered to fire him yet. There are a lot of good reasons, but a huge buyout that they expect to go down in the summer is probably the best one bandied about yet. Of course, that means they're assuming they'll miss out on the Champions League and firing Van Gaal could reignite the team for a chance at qualifying, but that's a long shot.

Terry will pick MLS or Qatar over China

Chelsea's John Terry

Chelsea's John TerryReuters

Paper Round's view - Terry will find it difficult to sign for MLS. Only a few clubs could afford Terry's wages and three of them - LA Galaxy, New York City FC and Toronto FC - do not have the salary cap space or Designated Player spot to bring him in. If Terry has ruled out China then Qatar appears to be his most likely landing spot. They can afford him and would love to bring in a big name like the Chelsea captain. Of course, he could always change his mind about China. The money will be tempting.

Howard wants £14m for MLS move

Everton's Tim Howard

Everton's Tim HowardReuters

Paper Round's view - Howard is hoping for a big payday from MLS and he might get it. The league loves to have big name USA internationals and Howard fits the bill. Paying that much, in a salary cap league, for a goalkeeper is insane, but the Rapids aren't the wisest club so they might do it. If the Rapids do agree to pay him, Everton will probably let Howard leave on a free as a reward for his long service and also so they can get his wages off the books in a time when it's clear he is no longer first choice.

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