Done deal Chelsea receive greenlight to sign Eden Hazard as Real Madrid president lower asking price

Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has been widely linked with a return to Chelsea during this month’s transfer window, but the decision will now lie with Florentino Perez

Eden Hazard could finally be set for a sensational return to former side Chelsea – but the move now rests on one thing.

The Belgium winger left Stamford Bridge in 2019 in a whopping £89 million deal but things haven’t quite worked out for him since his move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

He had been linked with a move to Newcastle United this month – but could now make the switch back to Chelsea instead.

It comes after the club has been linked with yet another left-back, and after the Blues suffered a blow to their hopes of bringing Declan Rice back to the club.

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Eden Hazard is hoping to seal a dream return to former club Chelsea, according to reports
Eden Hazard is hoping to seal a dream return to former club Chelsea, according to reports (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Tagliafico “wanted”

Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico is “wanted” by Chelsea during this month’s transfer window, it has been reported.

TyC Sports claims the Argentinian is being targeted by the Blues, although there is currently no formal offer on the table.

Tagliafico would come in to replace Ben Chilwell in the Blues’ starting XI following his season-ending injuring towards the end of last year.

Rice blow

Chelsea have been dealt a major blow to their hopes of bringing former academy player Declan Rice back to the club, it has been claimed.

Football.London reports that interest in the West Ham midfielder could spark a bidding war in the summer, with Manchester United and Man City in a stronger position should that eventually happen.

The report adds that Manchester City are said to have a “strong interest” in the defensive midfielder and could trump both clubs to the England international’s signature.

Hazard decision due

Eden Hazard has agreed to lower his salary to secure a return to Chelsea – but needs Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to lower his asking price to seal a move, it is reported.

Spanish news outlet El Nacional reports that it “remains to be seen” whether Perez would accept the proposal, which would reportedly be less than £21million.

Reports have suggested Newcastle had a £33.4m accepted for the player earlier this week, although the Belgium international rejected the move as he has no intention of getting involved in a relegation battle.

While Madrid are keen to sell the player this month, Perez is said to be keen to recoup as much money as possible for the former Chelsea player and so it is unclear as to whether he will be willing to accept Chelsea’s offer.

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