Latest reports from The Daily Mailclaim that Real Madrid have identified Chelsea's Eden Hazard as the flawless replacement, and are reportedly preparing a British transfer record bid said to be worth £150 million for the forward.
The 27-year-old has two years remaining on his current contract at Stamford Bridge and has not yet committed to a new deal.
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. Further, the £100 million that they received from Juventus can be perfectly reinvested by signing Hazard.
Nevertheless, losing a player of his talent would be a devastating blow to the Blues and arriving manager, Maurizio Sarri.
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Chelsea will resist any move to lure Hazard away, but may feel a £150m offer is too good to turn down.
Kristof Terreur, the expert on Belgian players plying their trade in the Premier League, has revealed that while Barca have made contact, they're in no position to afford him.