Chelsea news: Hazard to Real Madrid latest, Cahill ‘agrees’ exit, Essien on Barcelona loss

Chelsea star Eden Hazard may never join Real Madrid, according to the player’s father.

The Belgium international has never his his desire to move to the Bernabeu one day, flirting with a move after Cristian Ronaldo quit the La Liga giants for Serie A side Juventus last month.

But the father of the Chelsea star, Thierry Hazard, said: “I can’t say why it did not go through. Not because I don’t want to, because I don’t know.

“Maybe they have a policy where they want to give the youth a chance. Eden will have one more year on his contract next summer, but he may never end up in Madrid.”

Galatasaray have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, according to reports in Turkey.

Fotomac [via Transfermarketweb] say the England international is primed to begin a new challenge after struggling for game time under Maurizio Sarri so far.

It is claimed Chelsea are happy to let him go.

Galatasaray have until August 31 to negotiate transfers and a Premier League raid, it seems, is on the cards.

Cahill has won the lot during his time at Chelsea and is currently their captain.

Michael Essien has opened up on how he felt after Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona in controversial circumstances nine years ago.

The former Blues was asked about his most memorable games and said: “I would have to say my first game, a 1-0 win at home against Arsenal in 2005.

“We won and Didier scored a bit of a lucky goal. I came on as a sub in the second half so it always sticks in my mind.

“The one against Barcelona in 2009, when I scored, also stands out but unfortunately we couldn’t progress to the final that night.

“Lastly I would say the game against Arsenal when I scored with a long shot in 2006. Those two goals were probably the best I’ve scored but if I had to choose between them I think it would be the Arsenal one because it’s always great to score against your rivals and it means a lot to the fans, it sticks in their minds.”

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik has lauded Chelsea boss Sarri for what he achieved in Italy.

He said: “Sarri is a man who belongs on the field, he lived the game 24-7.

“He was a sick man. He was obsessed with football and never even let the slightest detail get by him.

“What has improved me the most, has made me evolve technically and tactically, is Mr. Sarri.”

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