Transfer News: Chelsea offered chance to sign Eden Hazard

Chelsea have been reportedly given the chance to re-sign Eden Hazard from Real Madrid, with the Belgian forward priced at €60 million.

According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Chelsea have been handed the opportunity to land Eden Hazard in the summer transfer window. Real Madrid would be open to the prospect of cashing in on their Belgian misfit, with a €60 million price tag likely to be slapped on him.

Eden Hazard completed a dream move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2019, arriving at the club from Chelsea following a fruitful seven-year stint in west London. The switch to the Spanish capital, though, has not worked out as planned for either the player or the Merengues, as he has spent more time off the pitch than on it.

To date, Hazard has managed just 43 appearances for Real Madrid, tallying up a paltry return of five goals and eight assists in the process. With injuries taking a toll and restricting his game-time considerably there have been suggestions that Los Blancos could cash in on him this summer to cut their losses. And Hazard has now been offered to former club Chelsea.

Stamford Bridge had been quite the stomping ground for Hazard before he sealed the switch to Real Madrid, and he was a talismanic figure for Chelsea for well over half a decade. However, after a difficult 2019/20 campaign without him, the Blues seemed to have moved on from the 30-year-old quite to some extent last term.

Will Hazard be back in blue in 2021/22? (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Will Hazard be back in blue in 2021/22? (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Indeed, the likes of Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner have shown promising signs even if none of them have been entirely consistent. And even though Hakim Ziyech is being heavily linked with a potential summer exit, Chelsea’s priority this summer appears to be a striker.

To that end, the Blues have the likes of Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and Robert Lewandowski among others on their radar. The report by AS has also highlighted this, with Real Madrid’s €60 million valuation of Hazard also proving to be unrealistic for Chelsea.

For now, the Premier League heavyweights have simply been offered the chance to seal a grand return for Hazard this summer. However, as things stand, it appears highly unlikely that Chelsea will swoop their former talisman away from Real Madrid, and surely not as part of a €60 million deal.

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