For the second time this week, Sport’s front page has a story about Barcelona’s interest in signing Chelsea star Eden Hazard in the summer transfer window.
On July 10th, the same publication reported the Blues owner, Roman Abramovich, ‘opens the door’ for Belgium international to leave Stamford Bridge.
Today’s edition of the Catalan newspaper claims the La Liga winners are aware that signing the former Lille man is possible. In addition to this, they have made the player a priority signing this summer.
Last week, Barcelona officials made contact with Hazard’s entourage. They have been informed the attacker wants to leave the Premier League outfit and sees a move to Camp Nou as ‘one of his priorities’.
Now that Ernesto Valverde’s side are aware that Hazard is willing to join them, Barcelona will have to negotiate with Chelsea, which will not be easy. Another report from Sport claimed that the player wants to leave the FA Cup winners to further improve his chances of winning silverware.
Barcelona turned towards the Blues star after they failed to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.
Sport claims the Blaugrana will face competition from Real Madrid, who are also interested in signing Hazard. The Champions League winners want PSG’s Neymar to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at the club, but if they fail to sign him, they will turn their attention towards the Chelsea player.
Chelsea want to keep Hazard, but he wants to leave the west London club this summer according to numerous Spanish claims. If he is allowed to leave, it should be seen whether Barcelona or Real Madrid will land him.