Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth has said that Chelsea will resist selling Eden Hazard in January.
The Blues need to retain their talisman in order to finish the season in the top four.
Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth is of the opinion that Chelsea are going to let Eden Hazard leave for Real Madrid in January in a bid to finish their season among the top four clubs in the Premier League this season. The Belgian skipper has been linked with Real Madrid for quite some time now and has also confessed of his liking for the European champions.
Sheth said, “I can’t see Chelsea selling Hazard in January with them fighting for a top-four place.”
He added, “Would selling Hazard be the difference between Chelsea getting top four and not? He’s been that important for them this season. If you look at all of the noises that Hazard makes, even though he’s always made no secret of the fact his dream is to play in Real Madrid, he’s always said he’s happy at Chelsea. Unless Real Madrid were to come in with a ridiculous outlandish offer, I cannot see Chelsea releasing him. Chelsea are offering him to make him the highest paid player in the club’s history. The one dodgy bit for Chelsea though… he’s entering the final 18 months of his contract. That’s the red zone as far as contracts is concerned.”
Sheth also said, “Chelsea have put their offer on the table now and (Maurizio) Sarri has said it’s up to Hazard to sign it. Let’s see what happens.”