Chelsea set asking price for Eden Hazard

Jo Caldwell
July 14, 2018

The Chelsea forward has been regularly linked with a switch to Madrid, those rumours growing in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo's shock switch to Juventus.

Latest reports from The Daily Mailclaim that Real Madrid have identified Chelsea's Eden Hazard as the ideal replacement, and are reportedly preparing a British transfer record bid said to be worth £150 million for the forward.

'Everyone speaks about footballers and about what they can do on the pitch, and rightly so it is very easy to assess what Eden Hazard does on the pitch.

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Portugal made the last 16 of the tournament, in stark contrast to Italy, who failed to qualify for the first time since 1958. Juventus president Andrea Agnelli flew out Tuesday to meet the 33-year-old forward.

Hazard has been central to Belgium's run to the semi finals of the World Cup in Russian Federation, drawing fresh attention from the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona who have both been long-term admirers.

And what Hazard's camp have told Barca is pretty interesting.

As a effect, Barca are looking into either selling or loaning out defender Mina, who scored three goals for Colombia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Lukaku has enjoyed a great World Cup so far - following on from scoring 27 goals in his first season with Manchester United. In Belgium's corner will be France's 1998 World Cup victor Thierry Henry who is now a member of the Belgian coaching staff.

"He's probably one of the best footballers in one-v-one situations. If they want to buy me, they know what they have to do".

"From Chelsea's perspective, they need him to commit to a long-term deal, otherwise at that stage it makes sense to sell him now while you can still get full value".

Hazard's wage demands would not be a problem and after six years at Stamford Bridge winning all titles as only the Champions League trophy eludes him.

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Right back Sime Vrsaljko limped off during extra time but Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has described the injury as a "niggle". That leaves him free to play against England . "His attacking ability has come to light during the World Cup ".

The Blues will be loath to let Hazard go, as he has arguably been their most vital attacking player over the last few seasons. He's developing his hold-up play and he can be strong in the air.

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