Chelsea close to £200,000-a-week deal while Man City star could leave

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CHELSEA are hot favourites to win this season’s Premier League title after their impressive start to the campaign.

However, reports have linked forward Eden Hazard with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent weeks.

According to a rumour in one of today’s newspapers, though, Hazard could be set to sign a bumper new deal to stay with the Blues.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Manchester City, Southampton and Crystal Palace among the others to feature.

Hazard is close to signing a new £200,000-a-week deal to stay at Chelsea. (Daily Telegraph)

James Milner has stalled on signing a new contract at Man City, bringing his future into doubt. (Daily Telegraph)

Ashley Cole’s agent has dismissed reports linking the Roma left-back with a January loan move to Crystal Palace. (Daily Express)

Palace boss Neil Warnock has confirmed his interest in Cole, though. (Daily Star)

Southampton want to sign Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder. (Daily Mirror)

Queens Park Rangers are lining up moves for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch and Toronto’s Jermain Defoe. (Daily Mirror)

Atalanta are targeting Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt. (talkSPORT)

Bolton Wanderers are considering a loan bid for Rangers winger David Templeton. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.