Chelsea Target Premier League Player As Eden Hazard Replacement
Maurizio Sarri could be facing up to a Chelsea team without Eden Hazard with the Belgian reportedly on his way to Real Madrid. The five time Premier League champions already have a replacement in their crosshairs.
There has been a lot speculation over the years that Eden Hazard would make the move from Chelsea to Real Madrid, not helped by the player of course, and this summer it looks like speculation could well become reality.
Hazard has long been considered as one of the best players in the world and that will always attract the attention of Los Blancos. Previously the forward has mentioned wanting to work with Zinedine Zidane but the Frenchman is no longer manager.
However with Cristiano Ronaldo having been sold Los Blancos are in the market for a new forward and a new Galactico and Hazard could fit the bill. There has been reports that he's asked to be able to leave and that the clubs have reached an agreement.
If Hazard were to go to Spain then it would leave Chelsea with a big gap to fill but they've already got one target in mind. According to the Times the West London club are working on a deal for Manchester United's Anthony Martial.
The former Monaco player has been growing ever more frustrated with the lack of first team football that he's been getting, especially since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez back in January.
He has reportedly asked to leave Old Trafford and with just one year left on his current deal it's thought that Jose Mourinho would be willing to sell and then reinvest the money in a more traditional winger.
Despite the fact he only has one year left on his deal United hold an option for an extra year and currently value Marital at £89.3 million, a price their Premier League rivals aren't willing to pay.
Bayern Munich are also interested in Martial who joined United from Monaco in 2015 for £36 million and made an instant impact with a goal against Liverpool on his debut from the bench.
He has never quite lived up to his potential, due to a lack of consistency, but he has definitely proved better than Mourinho's lack of chances for him suggest.
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