The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping to keep their best players in the summer. A lot of the Chelsea stars are attracting attention this season and the fans are worried about this.
According to a report by respected football journalist Guillem Balague on Sky Sports News, Real Madrid’s top two targets in the summer will be Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard. The report adds that Harry Kane is not a priority for Real Madrid and they will wait beyond the next summer.
Thibaut Courtois is on the radar of the Spanish giants as they search for a new goalkeeper. Real Madrid want a long term successor for Keylor Navas and Courtois is their top choice after failing time after time with their attempts to sign Manchester United’s David De Gea.
Courtois only has one year left on his contract after this season and Chelsea could cash in on him to avoid losing him on a free transfer in the summer of 2019. The Belgium international previously spent two seasons on loan at Real Madrid’s city rivals Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, Hazard, considered to be one of the best midfielders in the world, has a contract until 2020 but talks over a new deal have not started yet.
Chelsea need to offer these two players new deals as a matter of priority. The lure of Real Madrid is a very tempting prospect but Chelsea need to dig their heels in and keep their best players. Hazard is rapidly developing into one of the world’s finest players so Chelsea need to wrap that one up soon.
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