Chelsea star Eden Hazard agrees Barcelona move


Chelsea don't have Champions League football to offer the South American shot stopper unlike Liverpool FC and Real Madrid after their fifth-placed finish last term.

The Belgium worldwide had an excellent World Cup campaign after a disappointing domestic season at Stamford Bridge.

If they hold off and Hazard fails to extend, they could lose out on precious millions.

Los Blancos are looking for a replacement for Keylor Navas and as it is very unlikely they will succeed in their pursuit of David de Gea, the chances are high that they will come knocking on the door for Courtois.

Nevertheless, losing a player of his talent would be a devastating blow to the Blues and arriving manager, Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea not willing to sell him.

Terreur wrote on Twitter: "There have been contacts between Barcelona and Eden Hazard, but no negotiations - a very expensive operation that they can't afford at the moment".

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The Daily Mirror say Antonio Conte, whose sacking is expected to be confirmed later today, turned down an approach from Real Madrid this summer in order to hold out for a £9m pay-off from Chelsea.

Real are after a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo following his move to Juventus.

La Liga champions Barcelona have shortlisted Eden Hazard as their top priority this summer following his impressive performances at the World Cup.

Should he do so or even hand in a transfer request, everything changes.

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Sarri faces a huge task in convincing him to partake in his project.