Sorry Real Madrid? Italian announces £86 million star Hazard ‘could be a Chelsea’ player next season after deal agreed
Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has sensationally claimed that Eden Hazard could be at Stamford Bridge next season.
Now the season is pretty much over, it is now time for Chelsea fans to find out if the clubs star man will be leaving the club in the next few months and signing with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
It is believed that Hazard has told the club his decision on what he wants to happen this season, and it has also been reported that a massive £86 million fee has been agreed between both clubs, with an announcement expected to be made after the Europa League final against Arsenal.
However, Di Matteo has claimed that Chelsea may pull the plug on a potential deal for Hazard, with the transfer ban stopping them from buying an adequate replacement.
‘Who knows about Hazard? Chelsea have a transfer ban so it is going to be very difficult for anybody to leave that they don’t want to leave,’ Di Matteo told The Sun.
‘He’s the player that makes the difference. He can change a game individually and there aren’t many players like that. It would be a real shame to lose a player like that.
‘Losing Hazard is not great but I’m not sure it will be that easy for him to leave.
‘The club has a transfer ban and letting a top player leave and not being able to replace him, it would be very tough for a top club to buy him.
‘Nobody is bigger than the club. It’s understandable that he may want to experience a different league after being in London for seven years but it might not be this summer.’
There is a very good chance that Chelsea do indeed decide to keep hold of their star man and lose him for nothing in 12 months time, but that would not be a very good decision by the club.
All indication suggested that Hazard wants to go to Madrid and keeping hold of an unhappy player could have a bad effect on the side, especially considering the Belgian is in the headlines on a daily basis.
Chelsea keeping Hazard would be many fans dreams, but stopping him from fulfilling his dreams would see his performance levels for the club drop if he stays next season.