Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have their head in their hands by the sofas this afternoon, following more reports that indicate a star player will be forced away from the club.
Spanish outlet El Chiringuito state that Real Madrid are seeking to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea before this summer’s European Championship tournament in France kicks-off.
The Belgian superstar has emerged as the prime target for Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos this summer, with an exit for Hazard from Stamford Bridge appearing to be almost inevitable.
Whilst Chelsea would have hoped that they could keep Hazard until after Euro 2016, where his performances could raise his price-tag, the latest reports will come as a significant blow.
Chelsea are extremely unlikely to be able to offer Champions League football next term and that could be decisive for many of their players who are linked with an exit, with Hazard looking set to be first out the door.
Our landlord isn’t too worried by these reports though, as he feels Chelsea will already command a high price for Hazard.
Chelsea fans, is there any way for you to keep Hazard? Let us know in the comments!