Hazard to sign £300,000-a-week deal, Insigne wanted, Terry has Hazard message and Poch hands Eriksen boost in Chelsea Friday
Here is a roundup of the daily Chelsea news, gossip and transfer speculation.
Chelsea legend John Terry wants Eden Hazard to stay at Chelsea next summer.
After failing to nail down a deal for the Belgian last summer, Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly keen to acquire the services of Hazard in a deal that could be worth around £100 million, as they seek to reinvent their side.
And Hazard, whose Stamford Bridge deal expires next year, revealed to French radio station RMC that he has made a final decision on his future and will reveal his decision to fans soon.
He said: “I know what I am going to do. I have made a decision.”
But with reports Chelsea have put a massive £300,000-a-week on the table for the Belgian superstar to sign, former Chelsea captain Terry, who made 717 appearances for the Blues, has admitted that he hopes the talented winger will stay at the club.
The pair played together for five years in west London and won two Premier League titles, and during a Q&A session on his Instagram story, Terry was asked ‘Will Hazard stay?’ to which the Aston Villa assistant coach replied “I hope so”.
Meanwhile, Fresh reports have claimed Chelsea are lining up a move for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne as a possible replacement for Hazard.
It is no secret that Hazard is all tipped to pack his bags and leave the club for a mega money move to Real Madrid, and the Blues have now started their search for an adequate replacement for their Belgian superstar.
Chelsea have already acquire the services of Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic in a deal worth £59 million, but now reports on the TalkSport website have claimed Maurizio Sarri may reignite his interest in a deal for Insigne.
Sarri has been keeping a very close eye on Insigne and has added fuel to the fire that a move could be made in January, by announcing the £70 million rated star ‘is the best’ in Serie A right now, telling Football Italia: ‘Insigne is the best Italian player right now.
‘After Lorenzo, I’d put Federico Bernardeschi, who is on his way to soon becoming world class. I’ll add Federico Chiesa in third, as he is a pure talent, generous, dynamic: he has the capabilities of someone born to succeed, he just needs to work on refining.’
Cesc Fabregas hopes Eden Hazard signs a new deal with Chelsea, but admits he may end up at Real Madrid.
Despite being in sparkling form for Chelsea this season, it is widely expected that Hazard will leave the club at the end of the season and get his dream move to Real Madrid in a deal that could be in excess of a £100million.
Many have speculated whether or not he will be staying or going and now Fabregas, who recently left for Monaco in January, has admitted that Hazard could actually sign the £300,000-a-week contract that has been placed on the table.
“Let’s see what he decides to do,” Fabregas told Radio Marca.
“He has a year and a half left and he is happy at Chelsea and so is his family. But in the end they are very personal decisions. He likes Madrid and he has always said it.
“Hopefully he will renew with Chelsea, but if he does not he will finish in Madrid.”
Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino says there has been no update regarding Chelsea target Christian Eriksen’s future at Tottenham.
There has been speculation that Eriksen, who has 18 months left on his deal, is attracting interest from Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who is a known fan of the Danish star and would like to complete a deal, especially with speculation Willian could be leaving.
Willian was convinced to stay during the summer transfer window, but reports in the media have linked Spanish giants Barcelona with a move, with reports they could try and secure a deal at the end of the season for £60 million.
And Sarri will have been boosted by the news that Eriksen has not signed a new contract at Spurs, and in fact there is no progress in the deal, meaning Eriksen could be open to a move away at the end of the season.
“No news,” said Pochettino today on the Sky Sports website.
“Everything is in the same place as months ago.”