The Belgian has been linked with a move away
Eden Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012 and has been the mainstay in the team. He has established himself as one of the best players in the world with his extraordinary performances over the past few seasons.
Despite the Blue’s struggles this season, the winger has scored 17 goals in all competitions and was pivotal for the club in the FA Cup final win against Manchester United, he scored the only goal of the match.
The Belgian International has been linked with a exit in the past transfer windows, with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain having been long-standing suitors of him. But the Blue’s have been able to fend off interest and keep hold of the winger.
The 27 year old has been again linked with a summer exit. Those at Stamford Bridge no longer have Champions League football to use as a bargaining tool, both for possible incomings and outgoings.
Hazard wants to keep his options open amid transfer talk and admitted that he will wait to see club’s recruitment plans this summer before making a decision on his future.
Former Chelsea player Steve Clarke believes the club’s spending spree have dried up in recent transfer windows and selling Hazard may be the best option for them. He is the most saleable asset in the club and it could free up funds to make additions.
Clarke fears that approach may have to be taken, telling BBC Radio 5 Live: “You can always look to replace players.
“They come and go, they always move on. The club is the most important thing.
“They have to rebuild that squad a little bit. It wasn’t good enough to be in the top four. They have got a lot of work to do over the summer.
“To help fund other transfers for the club this summer, maybe they do have to sell Hazard.”