According to As, intermediaries have probed Chelsea for a possible return of Eden Hazard to the club. But Real Madrid could ask for a hefty sum for the 30-year-old Belgian, and the Blues are instead looking for a major center-forward.
Transferred in the summer of 2019 to Real Madrid, for more than 100 million euros, Eden Hazard (30) has not confirmed the expectations placed on him in Spain. At the top of his game at Chelsea, the Belgium international was especially disturbed by injuries in La Liga, preventing him from being able to express his potential. According to As on Wednesday, the Blues were surveyed to resume their former prodigy.
According to the Spanish daily, “intermediaries” proposed Hazard with a view to a return to Chelsea, two years after his departure. Having arrived at the London club in 2012, Eden Hazard had notably won the Premier League and a Europa League.
Nevertheless, Eden Hazard’s comeback to Chelsea looks very complicated for economic reasons. The last winner of the Champions League is rather looking for a renowned center forward, and Erling Haaland is particularly targeted for a potential big transfer. Thomas Tuchel also has several players who can evolve to the position of the Belgian.
To cushion the transfer made in 2019, Real Madrid would also like to recover around 60 million for Hazard. The price seems too high for Chelsea anyway. Only positive point for a possible operation: Eden Hazard has kept strong links in the English capital, and always has support in the locker room. But with Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech or Christian Pulisic, Chelsea already seem well equipped in the offensive sector.