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Forget Martial: Chelsea should seriously look at landing this Premier League star instead

Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are excited at the thought of poaching one of their rivals best young players, however, it would come at a cost – possibly losing Eden Hazard in the summer to long-term admirers Real Madrid.

Anthony Martial has seemingly cut a frustrated figure ever since the arrival of Sanchez at Old Trafford. With the Frenchman showing all the talent and promise of being a world-class player in years to come, United would be silly to let him leave this summer…especially to a Premier League rival!

Chelsea are known to be admirers of Martial, and with them expecting Real Madrid to firm up their interest in Eden Hazard, as they go in search of the next Galactico, the Blues need a backup plan – and Martial is one of the names on the radar.

However, our punters propping up the bar feel there are better options out there than the young Frenchman, and over a last orders discussion with the bar staff, together they have come up with a couple of alternatives.

Indeed this one was the one that they all agreed on…

OUR VERDICT – Riyad Mahrez

The Algerian winger is a former Premier League winner with Leicester City and one that has vast experience of the English game. Indeed, he certainly wants to level up his club in England after putting in two transfer requests in the past two windows and a move to Chelsea would suit his ambitions.

Mahrez is also a former Player of the Year and has impressed ever since, his assists and goals would certainly ease the loss of Hazard, should he leave.

Mahrez alongside everything else, had a fantastic run in the Champions league with the Foxes and all that coming together could pay off for the Blues in the long run.

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