Chelsea could stand to gain from Hazard deal

Eden Hazard is set to leave Chelsea at the end of this season, according to multiple media outlets.

The Belgian star is being rumoured to join Real Madrid and he has himself done very little to quell the rumours. Sunday panel on Sky Sports believes that Chelsea could stand to gain from the deal.

“We’ve seen it with (Luis) Suarez before, with (Philippe) Coutinho and Liverpool, they’ve done really well out of the money they’ve recouped,” he told the Sunday Supplement. “That’s the best thing you can do, get the huge fee and spend it wisely.”

“They’ve certainly made contact, I think negotiations are well on the way,” he said. “They’re at two different places with figures. Chelsea want at least 100m, if not more. I think Madrid don’t want to pay more than what they paid for (Gareth) Bale, around £85m.”

“Hazard is desperate to go, desperate not to sign a new contract. Even if Chelsea said ‘no’ all summer they know he won’t sign a new contract and they’ll lose him on a free. I think Madrid want it done pretty quickly, I can see him getting the move by the start of the summer.”

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