Chelsea brazen Eden Hazard is reportedly Barcelona’s primary aim for this summer’s send window.
According to Juan Manuel Diaz of Sport, after Antoine Griezmann sealed a new understanding with Atletico Madrid, Barca are acid for an choice aggressive aim to accelerate their squad, and Hazard is a obvious, and potentially only, choice.
Diaz combined Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen is also on Barca’s radar, though a Catalans trust Hazard to be a improved actor than a Dane and also a potentially easier signing given a stream shake during Chelsea.
While Spurs have a sincerely staid patrol and fast manager, Chelsea demeanour set to imminently reinstate Antonio Conte with Maurizio Sarri for their 10th managerial change in as many years, per Matt Law in the Telegraph.
Hazard, 27, serve valid his measureless talent as he starred for Belgium during a 2018 FIFA World Cup.
They were knocked out in a semi-final by France on Tuesday, though even in that strife a former Lille star impressed, per Squawka:
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Eden Hazard’s first-half opposite #FRA:
Passes attempted: 23
Passes completed: 23
Take-ons attempted: 6
Take-ons completed: 6
Mr. 100% . 💯 https://t.co/AxG4jB0BGh
Hazard could expected be tempted to pierce to a Camp Nou.
He has won dual Premier League titles with Chelsea though faces a awaiting of a debate but UEFA Champions League football subsequent tenure after a Blues finished fifth in a English tip moody final season.
Barcelona, meanwhile, won La Liga during a jog in 2017-18 and will be among a favourites to win a Champions League in a entrance season.
Per Diaz, Barca set aside €100 million (£88.5 million) for their office of Griezmann that can now be put towards Hazard’s purchase, while a Belgian himself has not supposed a offer of a new understanding from Chelsea.
His agreement during Stamford Bridge runs to 2020, so Chelsea will reason a clever palm in any negotiations.
But, if Barcelona can lure Hazard with a offer of trophies and Champions League football, they could good snap him adult this summer if they are prepared to compensate a large fee.