Eden Hazard hints at Real Madrid move yet again

Eden Hazard has once again fuelled rumours of a departure from Chelsea after revealing a “decision” regarding his future had been made, with Real Madrid thought to be his preferred destination. “I know what I am going to do. I have made a decision,” Hazard told the French radio station RMC. The interview was originally recorded two months ago as part of a documentary about his career, but it was only released this week. Speculation over Hazard’s future has been rife with the player admitting in November over a conflict in…

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Barcelona undecided about Messi involvement in El Clasico

Barcelona have named Lionel Messi in the squad to face Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg, but will “wait until the last moment” to decide if he plays. The Argentine returned to training on Tuesday after suffering a thigh injury in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Valencia. “It is true that sometimes we have had doubts with players and we have waited until the last moment,” said manager Ernesto Valverde. “It’s the same with Messi.” Wednesday’s tie at the Nou Camp will be the first of three El…

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West Ham launch investigation into alleged racist abuse against Salah

West Ham are investigating after a video emerged of a fan racially abusing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah during Monday’s 1-1 draw at London Stadium. Egypt striker Salah, 26, was filmed on a mobile phone from a section of home supporters as he was taking a corner. The footage, taken by a fellow fan, shows expletives directed at Salah including about his Muslim religion. In a statement, West Ham said they have “a zero tolerance policy to any form of violent or abusive behaviour”. It continued: “We are an inclusive football club. Anyone…

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