Chelsea have reportedly been approached by intermediaries proposing a surprising return for Eden Hazard, simply two years after the ahead departed Stamford Bridge to hitch Real Madrid in a €100million (£86m) deal.
Hazard was unveiled to 50,000 screaming Madrid followers in June 2019, with the Bernabeu devoted determined for a ‘Galactico’ signing to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo who had left to hitch Juventus the earlier summer season.
However the 30-year-old worldwide has badly struggled to dwell as much as expectations after struggling a collection of muscle accidents throughout a depressing two-year spell, managing simply 5 targets in all competitions for Los Blancos.
Widespread stories recommend Hazard is eager to place an finish to his Madrid nightmare and it seems a dream reunion could possibly be a risk, with Chelsea his favoured vacation spot.
In response to Spanish publication AS, Chelsea have been contacted over a sensational U-turn for Hazard and it’s claimed the winger ‘could possibly be in line’ to rejoin the Champions League holders forward of the forthcoming marketing campaign.
Nonetheless, there are a number of main hindrances which might forestall a possible settlement from getting off the bottom this summer season. Firstly, Madrid are stated to be demanding in extra of €60m (£52m) from potential suitors for Hazard’s signature which might be an unlimited gamble for any workforce when bearing in mind his current health issues.
It’s claimed Hazard’s eye-watering wage calls for are prone to be one other difficulty for Chelsea, given the Belgium worldwide is incomes considerably extra now – reportedly round £416k-a-week – than he ever did in in west London.
The report additionally emphasises that Chelsea proprietor Roman Abramovich is at first focusing on a transfer for a big-name centre-forward, with Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Haaland the membership’s prime goal up entrance.
The Blues are already properly stocked in Hazard’s space of the pitch, with the likes of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech battling it out for normal game-time beneath Thomas Tuchel.
Hazard stays a well-liked determine amongst senior members of Chelsea’s dressing room, although, and can be welcomed again with open arms regardless of his struggles at Madrid.
He’s additionally extraordinarily properly regarded by Chelsea supporters after serving to facet win two Premier League titles, two Europa League trophies, an FA Cup and a League Cup throughout his seven-year keep.
Simply final month, Actual Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, previously Hazard’s team-mate at Chelsea, performed down mounting hypothesis his fellow countryman could possibly be set to go away the La Liga giants.
‘I’m 100 per cent certain he’s staying,’ Courtois advised Le Soir.
‘He doesn’t need to transfer. Solely the Madrid press writes concerning the want to go away.
‘He desires to proceed, play freed from accidents and win titles.
Courtois added: ‘Everyone knows that in Madrid there may be strain and criticism from the press and the followers. However Eden can deal with that.
‘I do know him properly sufficient to say it. He can nonetheless change all the pieces.
‘He nonetheless desires to be an vital participant for Madrid and win titles.’