Real Madrid want to sell winger Eden Hazard this summer and middlemen working on behalf of the club have reached out to Chelsea to try to send the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge.
Hazard was a favorite at Chelsea between 2012 and 2019, but his grand move to Real, which is worth up to £ 150 million, has not gone according to plan. Injuries have prevented him from producing his best form and Los Blancos are now keen to reduce their losses and get rid of.
Hazard has struggled a lot with injuries / Denis Doyle / Getty Images
The problem for Real is that there are few sites that are willing to pay a large transfer fee or meet Hazard’s salaries, so club officials have very few options when it comes to downloading the 30-year-old.
Their latest tactic, according to AS, is to reach out to Chelsea to measure their interest in regaining the edge in the hope that the emotional link between club and player can help ease things.
It is said that Chelsea are not exactly against the idea of bringing Hazard back to the club, but despite their love for the 30-year-old, they are no more willing to meet Real’s requirements than any other side.
Real want to sell Hazard for around £ 50m, which is how much they currently owe Chelsea from their deal to sign him in the first place, but the Blues are not particularly keen on paying it or meeting his salary requirements.
Chelsea are focusing on sprinkling a new striker, with top scorer Erling Haaland valued at around £ 150 million by Borussia Dortmund, so Chelsea are understandably very reluctant to spend that much money on Hazard.
Thomas Tuchel also does not want to add any new wingers this summer, as he has already struggled to manage the record from his current harvest of players in that position.
Tuchel is in no hurry to sign Hazard / Matthew Ashton – AMA / Getty Images
Timo Werner, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech all squeeze out in minutes, and that number could go up if any of the returning borrowers can impress Tuchel during the pre-season.
Should Real lower their demands, Chelsea may well consider doing business over Hazard, but there is no chance that they will make big money for the Belgian at this time.