Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard to Real Madrid forces Blues to enter Liverpool battle

Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard to Real Madrid forces Blues to enter Liverpool battle

Chelsea are set to suffer a double blow less than four weeks before the start of the new season as Real Madrid close in on two of the club’s star players.

The Spanish giants have made Eden Hazard their number one target to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after he sparkled for Belgium at the World Cup.

Hazard could command a world-record fee in excess of £200 million, but that apparently hasn’t deterred Madrid, with Marca claiming the La Liga side are also in for the winger’s teammate Thibaut Courtois.

With Courtois’ contract expiring in a year’s time and talks over an extension reaching gridlock, it looks as though Chelsea will be forced to cash in for around £35 million.

Meanwhile, in a move that would add insult to injury, the Star adds that Madrid intend to beat the Blues to Robert Lewandowski.