Some of today's transfer rumours are hard to believe

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Hazard and Mata reunited at Old Trafford? It seems unlikely
Hazard and Mata reunited at Old Trafford? It seems unlikely

The January transfer window rumour mill in whirling in overdrive mode.....and some of the stories in today's newspapers are very hard to believe.

The Daily Star seem determined to link a star player with a move to Manchester United every 24 hours - and today’s shining star is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

It seems increasingly likely that Hazard will be the subject of transfer interest from Real Madrid next summer, as they look to reshape their team following the probable departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

As new Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is a noted admirer of Hazard, links with the Belgium are predictable, yet the notion that he could end up at Old Trafford seems a little less likely.

Hazard already turned down an offer to sign for United when he moved to Chelsea from Lille back in 2012, so we don’t see any chance of the Blues selling their reigning Player of the Year to a Premier League rival any time soon.

Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph are running the story that Real Madrid want Tottenham's Harry Kane (below) to replace Ronaldo at the Bernabeu next season.

Links with Real Madrid will probably be welcomed by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who did a remarkable job of draining a world record £86m out of the bank balance of the Spanish giants when he sold them Gareth Bale in the summer of 2013.

He would probably be willing to do business again if a similar amount of cash was thrown onto the negotiating table.

Fresh reports are suggesting that Chelsea will renew their bid to sign Everton defender John Stones, even though we understand that there is no chance of the England defender leaving Goodison Park unless a huge offer is lodged next summer.

Meanwhile, the Daily Express are running the story that Arsenal could be successful in a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month – if they offer £60m for the French forward.

Take your pick on which of those transfer will become reality, but none of them seem too likely any time soon.