- Lionel Messi is advising Barcelona to make a transfer raid on Chelsea
- The Argentine reportedly wants Barca to sign Blues star Eden Hazard
- Real Madrid are believed to have cooled their interest in the Belgian
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has reportedly urged his club to seal the transfer of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard as Real Madrid seemingly cool their interest in him.
The Belgian has long been linked with a possible move to the Bernabeu, but Don Balon now claim they’re focusing on other priorities in the transfer market, leading to Messi taking an interest.
The Argentine is a big fan of Hazard and believes he has all the attributes to fit in well at the Nou Camp, according to Don Balon’s report.
Chelsea won’t want to lose a player as important as Hazard, who has been at Stamford Bridge since 2012 and played a key role in guiding the club to two Premier League titles in that time.
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Barcelona, however, need some top class additions in attack after losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, with Ousmane Dembele not getting off to the most convincing start due to injury problems.
Luis Suarez has also struggled for goals this season, and a player of Hazard’s skill and intelligence in the front three could help Ernesto Valverde’s side click a little better in the final third.
It remains to be seen how much influence Messi can exert over the club’s moves in the transfer market, but Chelsea should perhaps be worried by these developments.