Though the weekend win over Tottenham Hotspur truly thrilled the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, they are nervous about the end of the month.
Few would doubt the fact that Antonio Conte needs more signings between now and the start of September, so they’re keen on more arrivals.
So, with a paper thin squad as it is, imagine how poorly reports emanating out of Spain have gone down amongst our Blues in the bar today.
According to Don Balon, Eden Hazard is ‘crazy’ about playing for Real Madrid and could try and force a move there THIS summer. Indeed, Zinedine Zidane is said to be a huge fan of the Belgian international, who has reportedly emerged as a potential alternative to Kylian Mbappe.
He’s understood to be ready to push for a move before the transfer window closes should Los Blancos seriously make an attempt to land him, much to the annoyance our the Blues in our bar.
Luckily for Chelsea, Hazard is injured.
Perhaps interest from the Spanish capital would be a lot greater if the forward was available to play, though surely the fact he’ll be out until at least the end of the window plays into the Blues’ hands.