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Kante set to overtake Hazard as Chelsea best paid player

Kante set to overtake Hazard as Chelsea best paid player

The centre-half scored three times at this summer's World Cup finals but has started only four La Liga games since joinining Barca in January.

Chelsea have been repeatedly linked with Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, who excelled under Sarri at Napoli, but Lewandowski has reportedly been the Italian's "first choice" all along. The 28-year-old even missed the pre-season tour of America as he was carrying an injury. And, according to the Daily Star, United are preparing a two-week fine, totalling £180,000.

Another option in attack is Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.

Anthony Martial issues statement after leaving Manchester United's pre-season tour early
Mourinho re-signed Lukaku last summer to make him United's second most expensive player ever, behind midfielder Paul Pogba . Spurs would want the disgruntled Anthony Martial in return, but United are not keen on selling to a Premier League rival.

With reports of Paul Pogba moving away and Mateo Kovacic rejecting one, we round up Thursday's Man Utd transfer rumours.

One problem that could develop though, is that Rojo wants a raise in wages if he is to swap teams, and Everton may not be willing to accept such an increase just yet.

Jamie Vardy played in all of England's World Cup matches.

Smoking ban takes effect in public housing
A new policy is banning smoking from inside and around public housing throughout the United States, including Ohio. The new rule went into effect Monday after it was first announced almost two years ago by the U.S.

Tottenham looks to offload: The pursuit for Jack Grealish continues as Spurs hope to sell Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele in order to collect enough money for Aston Villa's creative midfielder.

Crystal Palace are closing on Swansea's 26-year-old Ghana forward Jordan Ayew in a deal that will involve 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder Jairo Riedewald going the other way.

The French midfielder's future continues to be the source of much speculation following reports of a bust-up with Jose Mourinho.

NASA Announces Boeing and Space Crews
DM-2, Crew Dragon's first manned demonstration flight, is still now scheduled for December 2018, as reported by the Inquisitr . In speeches, he's fond of predicting that the first person to step foot on the Red Planet will get there in a Boeing rocket.

The Times says the Blues have offered their midfield lynchpin a new contract worth £290,000 a week to fend off interest from Paris Saint-Germain.