Chelsea News: Real Madrid table Hazard swap, Pedro wants Barcelona move, Giroud on Conte

Real Madrid have tabled a player-plus-cash deal for Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard.

Hazard, 27, was tipped to quit the Blues for Real last summer but the winger broke his ankle, ending any hope of a deal.

The attacker’s Chelsea future is currently up in the air, with Hazard yet to pen a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge.

And according to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, Real have tabled a swap deal for Hazard.

Florentino Perez wants to reduce Chelsea’s asking price for the Belgium star and the Real president is willing to let Isco, Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema go in a player-plus-cash move.

Diario Gol say Perez wants to get rid of the three Real stars and he’s keen to use one of them to complete the Hazard deal.

Chelsea star Pedro is desperate to end his career at Barcelona.

The Spain international, 30, has impressed for the Blues following his move from the Nou Camp in 2015.

However, according to Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon, Pedro will not finish his career at Stamford Bridge.

They reckon the attacker is desperate to re-join Barca before hanging up his boots.

Don Balon add that Pedro, who is under contract until the summer of 2019, wants to head to the Nou Camp when his deal runs out.

Olivier Giroud says Antonio Conte’s touchline antics surprised him following his move from Arsenal.

Giroud, 31, netted his first Chelsea goal last night as Conte’s men hammered Hull 4-0 in the FA Cup.

The ex-Gunners star watched from the stands last month as Chelsea were dominated by Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

And Giroud says Conte’s touchline antics makes him the complete opposite from his former boss Arsene Wenger.

When asked about the difference between Wenger and Conte on the sidelines, Giroud said: “Yeah, from the first game when I was behind bench I was watching the game with big attention.

“But the coach just a few metres from me – it was special.

“You can feel he’s still a player in his head. You can tell he wants to help us on the pitch and he can’t just sit on the bench.

“Strikers need a human relationship with the coach, it’s nice to have confidence with him and you want to give back.”


  1. My comment is that giving Hazard to real could be the wast resource, think why can real offer player plus cash just for one player?? That means he hold the future. To me let’s keep Hazard we fans are happy for him and he is doing great job at the bridge.

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