Eden Hazard’s transfer to Real Madrid could be in some doubt as Chelsea are reportedly under no pressure to sell and demanding £130million for their star player.
This is some way off what the Spanish giants are prepared to pay, with Real valuing Hazard at closer to £88m due to him being in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, according to Sky Sports.
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The Belgium international has long been linked with a move to the Bernabeu, with Chelsea having looked under pressure due to the prospect of losing him on a free transfer in a year’s time.
However, it seems the Blues are prepared to take that risk as they want around £42m more than Madrid are willing to pay for the 28-year-old this summer.
It remains to be seen if some compromise can be reached, but it looks like CFC are playing hard-ball over this potential transfer.
That may partly be due to the fact that Chelsea could be facing a transfer ban this summer, meaning they’d be unable to replace Hazard if they sold him.
As such, the west London giants may well feel it’s more worth their while keeping a world class player like him on their books for another year and then losing him for nothing, rather than taking the cash now and being unable to spend it.