Eden Hazard move ruled out as Julen Lopetegui backs Isco

Tyler Owen
July 30, 2018

Hazard has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid along with the likes of Thibaut Courtois this summer.

Chelsea's attempt of thwarting Real Madrid by reportedly slapping a potential world record price tag on Hazard seems to have worked as well, with Los Blancos unwilling to shell out the sum either.

The 2017-18 Champions League winners were heavily touted to lure in Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard to the club and after long-drawn negotiations, the deal is finally off after Stamford Bridge outfit demanded a colossal sum to let off the Belgian winger.

Chelsea are thought to be "seriously" considering the offer, which would surely match our valuations of the near 30-year-old and goalkeeper who will be available on a Bosman next year.

Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri is desperate to keep Hazard. What do you reckon, Blues?

But according to Italian outlet Corriere della Sera, Chelsea are now focusing most of their energy on a different Juventus star.

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Belgian No. 1 Courtois has one year remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge, and has made it clear he would like to move back to the Spanish capital at some point as his children live there.

Sky Sports News also reports that after Pickford, Kasper Schmeichel and Jack Butland are considered the top leading targets.

After helping Fulham get promotion to the Premier League Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to return to the London club on a permanent deal.

The Gunners midfielder is now in talks over a potential new deal. And Chelsea is prepared to take advantage of that situation.

The Blues are said to be keeping a close eye on the situation and will make their move before the window shuts if Arsenal and Ramsay fail to reach an agreement.

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