Barcelona respond to Eden Hazard speculation

Chelsea transfer news Barcelona want Eden Hazard as Roman Abramovich considers selling

GETTY SPORTChelsea transfer news Barcelona want Eden Hazard as Roman Abramovich considers selling

Chelsea will resist any move to lure Hazard away, but may feel a £150m offer is too good to turn down.

Real are said to be targeting Hazard following their sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar and France hot-shot Kylian Mbappe are the two players that Madrid want and the deal to bring them over from France to Spain could cost the club £354m.

Hazard has been the stand-out performer for Belgium at the ongoing Russian Federation 2018 World Cup with a couple of man of the match performances helping his team reach the semi finals.

Chelsea don't have Champions League football to offer the South American shot stopper unlike Liverpool FC and Real Madrid after their fifth-placed finish last term.

Chelsea have been unable to tie him to a new £300,000-per-week contract and last month Hazard challenged the club to make signings before he would commit.

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If they hold off and Hazard fails to extend, they could lose out on precious millions.

Real will now formalise their interest.

Nevertheless, losing a player of his talent would be a devastating blow to the Blues and arriving manager, Maurizio Sarri. "Eden Hazard will be leaving for a big, big club".

Without him in the side, it's hard to see where Chelsea's creativity and guile would come from.

However, while all may appear well for Chelsea, Terreur does state that things with Real Madrid could alter quickly.

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