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Chelsea Refusing To Budge On 27 Y/O Belgian Winger’s Asking Price: Should The Blues Play Hard-ball?

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Jarryd Sheal Fernandes
Jarryd is an ex-footballer who passed out from St. Xavier's College. With a keen knack for gegenpressing, Jarryd is a nerd when it comes to tactics in football.

Nothing lasts forever as all things must come to an end. The same can be said about Eden Hazard who might never slip into a blue shirt again. With a change in management at Chelsea and some eye-catching, personal and collective, performances at the World Cup with Belgium, Hazard’s time at Stamford Bridge looks set to come to a close.

Recent reports have suggested that Real Madrid are circling around the Chelsea duo of Hazard and Thibaut Courtois like a hungry shark as the duo look eager to jump ship from West London. Losing out on two of their main stars is not the situation Chelsea would fancy themselves to be in, especially with the commencement of the new season, on the horizon.

After Belgium’s win against England in their third-place playoff, Hazard stirred a social media frenzy as the Belgian captain opened up on thoughts about the new season with Chelsea.

“After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different.”

Certainly after this World Cup. I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go. You know my preferred destination.”

The new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is keen to do his best at holding on to the Blues’ star as he looks to help Chelsea mount a significant challenge towards lifting major silverware at the end of the next season.

Sarri was questioned, quite obviously, about the future of Eden Hazard and Courtois during a recent interview. He said,

“Clearly, the players you are referring to are very high level players and I would like to keep them in my squad. But a telephone call without looking at them in the eyes would not give me any certainty.

I would like to meet these players face to face to understand them and what the best thing is to do for everyone. Before that I would also like a player to come on the pitch for four and five days with me to have a clear idea on what the situation is.”

Maurizio Sarri wants to have these talks face-to-face with his troubled Chelsea stars before deciding on their futures. They are due to return before the new season is underway after being given time off following their heroics at the World Cup.

Some sources are now claiming that the West Londoners are refusing to budge from the valuation of their prized asset. It is believed that they won’t sell him even if Los Blancos offered them £170m. 

Read More: 3 Replacements For 32 Y/O English Defensive Ace At Chelsea Including This World Cup Winner!

As it stands, everyone related to Chelsea are unsettled at the thought of losing their star man Eden Hazard. Football, however, is unpredictable but as of now, with a lump in their throats, maybe it’s time for the Chelsea faithful to accept that Hazard is on to better things at Madrid and they should strongly consider accepting a mammoth bid for the Belgian international.

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