Thorgan Hazard hasn't had the best of weeks. Backing for him to be involved in the Begium World Cup squad had been growing for some time, so much so that it was a shock when he wasn't included. The decision of Adnan Januzaj to represent Belgium hasn't helped Hazard's quest but that Nacer Chadli is in after a poor season is perhaps more surprising.
Jose Mourinho went to watch Hazard in his final game for Zulte Waregem on Thursday night but Belgian outlet HLN say the Chelsea manager doesn't see him as part of his squad for next season and is actively looking for a loan... and perhaps even a sale. That makes you wonder why he'd bother watching him, but anyway.
On that note Liverpool have contacted Chelsea to inform them they want to buy Hazard, which won't be welcomed by fans of the Stamford Bridge club. To lose perhaps their most raved about, rightly or wrongly, youngster to a bitter rival wouldn't go down well. Of course, it would go down quite well at Anfield, and that's not a suggestion Hazard likes a dive.
It would be difficult to see Brendan Rodgers wanting a loan deal so if Mourinho is keen to raise money this summer then here's an opportunity.
Yesterday Spanish newspaper Sport carried a piece which said Diego Costa would be announced as a Chelsea player after the Champions league final and today they carry quotes from the man himself dismissing the idea as silly.
This one from Fichjaes is a bolt from nowhere but the Spanish website insist that they've been given information about the future of Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid striker hasn't had such a bad season for his club but is apparently unsettled and would like a change of scenery.
Liverpool aren't wasting any time this summer if a report from Super Deportes is anything to judge upon. The Spanish newspaper, local to the Valencia region and usually reliable, say that Liverpool are prepared to pay €25m for Dani Parejo.
Earlier this week there were claims of an Arsenal double swoop for both Pedro and Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona. It was the first time Arsenal had been linked with a move for the former of the attacking pair and he'd be the cheaper of the two.
Arsenal are the favourites to sign Mario Balotelli from AC Milan according to Calciomercato. The Italian international striker has managed to find himself in trouble once more after an evening out with his brother, Enoch, and friends ended in chaos and sirens.
Earlier on Wednesday we covered reports that AS Roma were considering a move for Sami Khedira because they were worried about Louis van Gaal taking Kevin Strootman to Manchester United. Real Madrid's Khedira was seen as one of several possible replacements should the Italian club lose Strootman during one of the next couple of transfer windows.
Calciomercato went with a headline on Wednesday morning which said 'Juve ready to sacrifice Vidal for Pogba' and whilst not as gruesome as it may sound it'd still be a painful scenario for the bianconeri.
According to Italian newspaper Il Tempo, Manchester City have bid £25m for AS Roma central defender Mehdi Benatia. The 27 year old Morocco international has been linked with a move away from Roma for much of the season, despite only joining in July 2013 and having a contract until 2018.
Yaya Toure has had another excellent season with Manchester City and picked up the all important Premier League trophy at the weekend. Some feel that success means he should have pipped Luis Suarez to personal awards and Toure himself has said in the past he should get more recognition, but Manchester City fans couldn't hold him much higher.
Santi Cazorla is looking forward to the World Cup in Brazil this summer and has some aims, he's told Marca. Firstly he needs to to get into the squad. Then he wants to be as involved in the Spain team as possible and, thirdly, Cazorla wants to win the trophy which is a realistic aim if you're Spanish.
The Dutch press are rather fond of Louis van Gaal, at least they are now before the start of the World Cup... things could certainly change. His job at Manchester United is being built up to be of epic proportions and there's some in truth in how difficult it will be at Old Trafford next season.
Chelsea's signing of young Mario Pasalic has been reported in Croatia for a while. The 19 year old is currently at Hajduk Split and fans made a banner to wish him farewell at the weekend as he makes the move to London.
Earlier separate speculation linking both Alexis Sanchez and Pedro with a move from Barcelona to Arsenal was always likely to repackaged as some kind of double super deal and the UK press were happy to oblige.
Angel Di Maria would have been ushered out of Real Madrid last summer if the Spanish club had got their way. Along with Mesut Ozil he was the subject of all kinds of stories pushed through El Confidencial and others, which questioned his professionalism and commitment to the cause, ahead of a sale.
Catalan newspaper Sport have been confused by transfer frenzy already, and the window hasn't even opened yet. On Tuesday they headline a piece in their newspaper 'Juve y Nápoles se fijan en Mascherano' - claiming that there's a fight between the two Italian clubs to sign Javier Mascherano.
In April, Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport named Chelsea's Lucas Piazon as the second best teenage footballer in the word, for those still in their teens at the end of 2013. The Brazilian was placed second only to Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj and came ahead of quite a few big names including Raheem Sterling, Gerard Deulofeu and Luke Shaw.