According to the Spanish newspaper AS, Real Madrid have laid their eyes on the two brilliant Blues’ players, and are preparing a bid to lure them over to the Spanish capital this summer. French club Paris Saint Germain is also in contention to sign the star duo.
Eden Hazard has been the driving force behind Chelsea’s title chase, as Mourinho’s forwards have failed to hit the target on countless occasions. Hazard is the club’s top scorer this season from his deep attacking role, scoring 14 times in 32 Premier League games.
And strangely, despite of ongoing rumours about his future, Hazard was happy to conduct his post-Champions League match interview on Wednesday night wearing a swapped PSG jersey.
It is being reported that Bernabeu boss Carlo Ancelotti believes he can lure the 22 year old Hazard into moving to the Spanish capital and sees the playmaker as a replacement for Mesut Ozil, a player the Italian has admitted he shouldn’t have sold to Arsenal last summer.
Oscar has also been in fine form since moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2012 and is a player Jose Mourinho isn’t likely to consider offers for, not least as his displays before January led to the Chelsea manager’s decision to cash-in on Juan Mata.
The flair player has however been a little out of sorts of late, scoring just two goals and providing just one assist in his last 15 appearances.
Chelsea’s creative midfielders have had to bear more than their fair share of the goal-scoring load this term due to the inability of their strike-force to find the back of the net and it’s possible that Oscar is exhausted having already made 46 appearances this term, having played 63 times last term.
Oscar meanwhile, is sure to be a key member of Brazil’s World Cup squad and indeed his valuation may well increase further with the player now well worth at least double the £19m Chelsea paid Internacional for his services back in July 2012.
Interestingly, earlier, in the November of 2013, Chelsea playmaker Oscar had admitted he almost agreed a deal with Real Madrid, before his switch to West London. He told Brazilian website Globoesporte: “A month before signing for Chelsea I was very close to doing so with Real Madrid. Mourinho said he wanted me.
“They came to watch me in a couple of games but they had the playmaker position well covered and I signed for Chelsea.”
While Mourinho may choose to offload all four strikers currently under contract at Stamford Bridge, it may not suffice, should he wish to pursue a blockbuster transfer move for one of Europe’s finest forwards and still meet the FIFA financial fair play regulations.
Reports over the uncertain future of both Oscar and Hazard are on rife with PSG termed as the genuinely interested club. However, now, entry of Real Madrid in this chase guarantees bidding war from both these mega rich clubs. Jose Mourinho and Chelsea however, are unlikely to sell both of their prized assets together.