It looks ever more likely that Belgian Eden Hazard is going to exit Stamford Bridge. The enigmatic attacking midfielder will not be easy to replace.
Eden Hazard is a real creative force in the Chelsea team. With Cristiano Ronaldo leaving for Juventus, who had been a driving force for Los Blancos for many years, Hazard is seen by many as a natural replacement for the Portuguese star. Hazard has been linked with a mega-money £112m move to the Bernebeu.
Chelsea need to strengthen regardless of the future of their star player. They are seeking to break back into the top four of English football. Just an FA Cup last season will be seen as an under-achievement by Blues fans.
Hazard is one of the best dribblers of the ball in the world. A quality dribbler needs to come into the club to replace the Belgian, who can both score and assist. The 27-year-old scored 12 Premier League goals for Chelsea last season. If they do receive over £100m for Hazard, as is expected, it will give them a great budget to bring in a replacement of the highest quality.
With that in mind, here are two signings Chelsea could make which would make them soon forget about Eden Hazard….