Chelsea expected to go all out for their former star man,after Spanish giants Real Madrid officially declare to cash in on him,after failing to impress at the club.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have put former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard on the transfer list and are open to selling the Belgium international this summer.
According to reports in Spain, the La Liga giants are ready to cash-in on the former Lille man, just two years after he swapped Stamford Bridge for the Bernabeu.
The winger has found life challenging in the Spanish capital, racking up just 43 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals.
Now, his forgettable period in Madrid could soon come to an end, with the European heavyweights reportedly ready to cut their cloth.
Recently, it was reported that Hazard wanted to return to Chelsea, meaning it will be interesting to see if the Blues share his desire and look to make a move for him in this summer’s transfer window.
In fairness to the Belgian, injuries have restricted him from settling into a groove at the Bernabeu, but he came under fierce criticism from large sections of the Madrid fan base and Spanish media for appearing to celebrate with the Chelsea players after the Blues defeated the Spanish giants at the semi-final stage of last season’s UEFA Champions League.
Ahead of the Blues winning the Champions League, it was reported by El Chiringuito TV in Spain that Hazard wanted to leave Madrid and seal a dramatic return to Stamford Bridge, as he had grown seriously unhappy in Spain.
Now, it is possible that Madrid could grant Hazard his dream if Chelsea were to express an interest in re-signing him.
The La Liga heavyweights are in a difficult position in a financial sense and may need to cut their cloth this summer to balance the books and remain within the strict La Liga financial fair play rules. Hazard, despite his recent injury woes, still remains one of their most sellable assets.
Although Madrid are reportedly ready to cut ties with Hazard this summer and offload him, he is set to hold talks with Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti later this week, as he prepares to return for pre-season training following the conclusion of the European Championship.
Following Ancelotti’s return to the Spanish giants last month, he did hint that both Hazard and Gareth Bale would get a chance to impress under his stewardship by delivering glowing assessments of the duo.
“Eden Hazard? He’s a top player, he’ll show his skills. Hazard and Bale can be so important for us,” Ancelotti explained.
Whether or not a conversation between Ancelotti and Hazard will pave the way for the the Belgium international to rekindle his Madrid career or not remains to be seen, but it would appear that Madrid are ready to offload him.
Should that be the case, all eyes will be on Chelsea to see if they plan for a fairytale home coming for the former Blues’ fans’ favourite.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, Hazard made over 350 appearances and helped the club win six major trophies, including two Premier League titles.