There are certainly smiles on the faces of Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern and after we hear the gossip from Metro we don’t blame them.
The publication has claimed that the Blues are set to hand Eden Hazard a mega new deal at the club, with the Belgium international being someone the club want to keep on their books for a very long time to come.
Alongside Oscar and Willian, the former Lille winger has been a sensation this season, and one of the driving forces behind the success of Chelsea.
The Blues have been struggling for goals from their forwards, but with the wizardry of their trio of wingers, they have still found themselves top of the Premier League table and also into the Champions League’s last eight.
After Paris Saint-Germain expressed an interest in the player, Chelsea decided that action had to be taken and Jose Mourinho is willing to sanction a deal that will see Hazard bump his weekly wages up to a massive £200,000.
One of our punters notes that Real Madrid have also expressed an interest in the player, and the 23-year-old has made no secret of his desire to become as good as Cristiano Ronaldo and indeed Lionel Messi.
Hazard claimed: “I watch a lot of games they play in and I try to be on the same level. I don’t know if I will ever reach their level. It’ll be hard, but I accept the challenge.”
Do you think that by staying at Chelsea, Hazard can become as good as the La Liga duo? Let us know your thoughts below.
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