Barcelona are set to lose one of their biggest stars, Neymar, to Paris Saint German after it was revealed on Wednesday the forward has told his club he wants to leave. The options for replacements are few on the market and Chelsea’s superstar Eden Hazard has been drafted.
The Sun reckon Barca are preparing a bid of around £100m for Hazard and have asked a third party to sound him out to see if he would fancy the move.
The Belgian forward is one of the most sought after players in world football and has been heavily linked to Spain’s football giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The former Lille play maker is on the radar of Real. He fit the Galactico status the Madrid club craves and would boost their squad immensely following the departure of Alvaro Morata to Chelsea.
According to sources close to the club, manager Zinedine Zidane is a huge admirer of the 26-year old and would welcome him to the Santiago Bernabeu.
But after Neymar is on the brink of leaving Camp Nou to Paris, Barcelona may jump ahead of Real to sign Hazard per ESPN. The Blaugrana are looking for a replacement for the Brazil talisman and Hazard alongside AS Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe and Liverpool’s Philipe Coutinho.
Although Dario Gol reports Mbappe is a heavy favorite at Cam Nou, Hazard is also top of Enersto Valverde’s list.
Chelsea however will not let Hazard go without a fight after he helped the Blues win two Premier League titles, a Europa league and one League Cup and would request the La Liga giants to cough out a mammoth amount to price the megastar away from West London.