Chelsea look to have been offered an ideal opportunity to seal the transfer of a top class replacement for Eden Hazard in the form of Ismaila Sarr.
Bleacher Report claim Hazard wants a dream move to Real Madrid after various links involving the Belgian with the Spanish giants all summer.
Sarr’s performances in Russia have alerted the attention of several top Premier League clubs, according to the Sun, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.
However, Chelsea’s need appears to the most pressing as new manager Maurizio Sarri plots life after Hazard and he may see the 20-year-old African star as the perfect replacement out wide.
Currently playing in Ligue 1 with Rennes, Sarr wowed fans and experts alike with his explosive displays at the World Cup and now looks set for the biggest move of his career. The Sun also reports that the French club has set his price tag as somewhere in the region of £50million, amid interest from a host of other European clubs – with Barcelona and Juventus among the names mentioned.
The report also quotes his agent tipping him for a big move, revealing he’s had contact with unnamed English clubs.