Chelsea are eyeing a shock move to re-sign Eden Hazard from Real Madrid, with Roman Abramovich still being a huge fan of the Belgian.
A shocking report from El Nacional has revealed that Chelsea intend to re-sign Eden Hazard from Real Madrid. It is believed that club owner Roman Abramovich still rates the player highly and believes he can regain his confidence with a move back to the Premier League.
The report further suggests that Chelsea have already held informal talks with Florentino Perez over the return of Hazard. Real Madrid themselves are apparently open to letting the Belgian go, in order to recoup some of the €115 million they had spent two seasons ago.
It is no secret that Los Blancos are in need of funds as they look to reshape their attacking unit next summer by bringing in Kylian Mbappe. In addition to the Frenchman, they have registered interest in Erling Haaland as well, with the Borussia Dortmund superstar set to cost a fortune.
That is where the club could consider offloading Hazard, who has never really made his mark in Spain after coming from England in 2019. His time at Bernabeu has been marred by injuries and lack of form, with the Belgian mustering a total of just over 1,500 minutes of league football in the last couple of seasons.
In 51 matches, Hazard has been involved in just 14 goals, which is quite low for a player of his calibre. But that doesn’t deter Chelsea who are intent on adding more offensive reinforcements to the team.
The Blues did bring in Romelu Lukaku in the summer, a deal that has yielded some level of success. They are now looking to reunite the former Inter Milan star with Hazard, as the two are teammates in the Belgian national teammates.
Not to mention, Hazard does have a stellar record in England, having been involved in 146 goals in 245 matches in the Premier League. His pedigree at the highest level of football could make him an ideal addition to the team, most likely at the expense of Timo Werner.
The German international does not seem to have a future at Stamford Bridge after struggling with his productivity. He has already been linked with a return to the Bundesliga, although Newcastle United have recently registered their interest in the forward, after being taken over by a Saudi backed consortium.