In what is potentially huge news on Sunday, a report in Spain OKDiario via Sky Sports is saying that Chelsea are ‘resigned to losing Eden Hazard’, with the club seemingly set to give Real Madrid the green light to bid big for the Belgian.
 
The report in Spain even suggests there’s a possibility that Eden Hazard could be a Real Madrid player as early as January 2019 and could end up playing a key part of the current Champions League holders bid to win the big one for a fourth year in-a-row.
 
It’s said that Chelsea are now saying behind the scenes that it’s a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ Eden Hazard leaves west London for Real Madrid – with the La Liga strugglers (this season) still having money to burn after the sale of Ronaldo in the summer to Juventus.
 
Chelsea are reaching an important juncture in their decision over the Belgian, knowing that they only have him tied down until 2020 – meaning a new contract would likely have to be signed before next summer’s window, or run the risk of losing him for a much reduced fee.
 
If the Blues do cash-in this January, it’s likely to be deal that ranks as one of the most expensive transfers in football history. The news from OKDiario though is that the club’s hierarchy have already started planning for who will be targeted to replace the 27-year old Belgian.
 
Hazard currently sits joint-second in the Premier League top goalscorer rankings with seven in 12 this season, including four league assists.

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