Chelsea Place World-Record £200m Fee On Eden Hazard

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Chelsea's Eden Hazard during the FA Cup semi-final match between Chelsea and Southampton at Wembley, London, England on 22 April 2018. (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Chelsea place a world-record fee in excess of £200 million for the sale of Eden Hazard this summer.

Real Madrid remain the favoured destination for Hazard, but Chelsea will not sell their star man cheaply knowing that the price tag will act as a deterrent at this stage of the window.

Though Hazard is not pushing for a move to nay club, Chelsea head coach, Maurizio Sarri is keen to work with him.

However, there is growing concern that the Belgian will not extend his contract at Stamford Bridge. He has two years remaining on his current deal but has stalled on signing new terms worth £300,000-a-week.

William has missed out in a move to Barcelona.

Chelsea will determine their goalkeeping situation once Real Madrid target, Thibaut Courtois returns from holiday.

Curiously, Courtois has just one-year contract left and talks that broke down in May have not started.

Chelsea would like Everton’s Jordan Pickford as his replacement, though Everton have no desire to sell or consider a new contract for the England international.

Chelsea have commenced talks for Juventus defenders- Daniele Rugani and Matteo Caldara.

They together with AC Milan remain keen on Gonzalo Higuain, while Chelsea pair Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko are almost on their out.

-Daily Mail