The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are extremely concerned by rumours linking Eden Hazard with a move away from the club.
Chelsea have began the season in relatively solid form, but the immense quality of Manchester City has proven too superior for The Blues to remain in touching distance of the league-leaders. As a result, Chelsea’s dreams of retaining the Premier League title appears to be in tatters at the half-way stage of the season – a factor which could persuade Eden Hazard to leave the club at the end of the season.
Antonio Conte has complained to the press about his lack of options on plenty of occasions so far this season, so the last thing he will want is for his star players to be leaving the club.
However, the former manager of the Italian national team may have to prepare for that exact scenario, if reports in The Daily Star that claim Eden Hazard is in advanced negotiations with Real Madrid prove to be true.
There is definitely a feeling at Los Blancos that the end of the notorious ‘BBC’ era is imminent, and their interest in Hazard suggests the mission to acquire the next generation of Galacticos is already underway.
Although the Hazard rumours have naturally rang alarm bells amongst the resident Pensioners in the tavern, the Lilywhites have been encouraged by reports for more reasons than one.
The Daily Star’s report also claims that Marco Asensio will ask to leave the club at the end of the season following the arrival of Hazard.
Not only would Hazard’s transfer to the Spanish capital be a massive blow to Tottenham’s local-rivals, it would also lend Pochettino the opportunity to pursue the signature of Asensio who looks destined for a marvellous career in European football at just 21-years-of-age.
The signing of Asensio would be a massive lift to everybody involved with Spurs, so they will be hoping Real Madrid are successful in their pursuit of Hazard in the coming months.
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