SPORT: REAL MADRID PRESIDENT CONFIDENT OF WRAPPING UP INCREDIBLE £180M HAZARD DEAL IN MATTER OF HOURS
Friday August 24th 2018
By Aiden Graw
SPORTS NEWS: Florentino Perez is reportedly confident of a transfer swoop to bring Chelsea star Eden Hazard to Real Madrid imminently, according to shock revelations from Spain.
Links with Hazard go on as the transfer window remains open until the end of this month for teams from La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, though it shut two weeks ago for Premier League sides.
While this means English teams can no longer sign players, it does not technically prevent them from selling or loaning players out.
However, this means big-name departures like Hazard from Chelsea are surely less likely as the Blues would have to wait until January to sign a replacement.
This, however, has not dampened Madrid president Perez’s confidence, according to an astonishing report from Don Balon.
The Spaniard is claimed in this piece to believe Hazard looks ready to force his exit from Stamford Bridge imminently; such is his desire to quit the club this season.
The report goes on to say Perez considers this £180million deal a matter of hours away, though we cannot help but question his optimism here.
While that kind of money would be hard for any club to turn down, it would surely not be worth it for Chelsea, no matter what they could do with it in January.
This is largely still the same squad that finished 5th in the Premier League last season, so losing a player as influential as Hazard without a replacement coming in for the next four months is surely unthinkable for them to even consider.
Still, stranger things have happened, and it seems Perez is not giving up on this one – and of course, Real have a decent track record of spending whatever it takes to get the players they want.
If they could somehow convince Chelsea to sell now, however, it would be one of the stories of the last few years, let alone this summer, in an incredible statement of intent to regain the La Liga title from rivals Barcelona.
CHELSEA CONSIDERING SHOCK SALE OF MARCOS ALONSO IF ATLETICO MADRID MEET £54M ASKING PRICE
Chelsea are willing to sell defender Marcos Alonso to Atletico Madrid if the Spanish side meet their asking price even though they would be unable to sign a replacement, according to reports.
Atletico are bracing themselves to lose left-back Filipe Luis, who is being chased by Paris Saint-Germain, and have identified Alonso as the perfect replacement.
And according to Spanish publication Diario AS, Chelsea are considering letting Alonso leave if the Liga side make an offer in excess of their £54million valuation.
Although the west London club are extremely reluctant to lose the 27-year-old, that stance could change if they receive an offer that is too good to turn down. Maurizio Sarri has previously emphasised his status as a coach, rather than a manager, and would accept the decision to sell a player who has made an excellent start to the new season.
Alonso is Chelsea’s first-choice left-back and scored the winning goal against Arsenal last weekend, while he also created Pedro’s opener. His ability to combine such effective attacking with solid defensive work has impressed Sarri in his short time in charge of the club – as well as Diego Simeone.
Sarri could still call upon Emerson should Alonso’s departure be sanctioned, who joined the club from Roma in a £22m deal in January, while Cesar Azpilicueta has played at left-back. Alonso was born in Madrid and came through Real’s academy, though never made the first-team grade, and is thought to open to returning to his homeland.
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