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.
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.