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Barcelona Rule Out Eden Hazard Swoop, Chelsea Star Too Expensive

Barcelona Rule Out Eden Hazard Swoop, Chelsea Star Too Expensive

However, with just one year remaining on his deal at Stamford Bridge, the 26-year-old could be tempted to move to a club like Real Madrid, especially as his children continue to reside in the Spanish capital.

Eden Hazard looks set to be at the centre of a big transfer saga this summer.

According to the same story, the Blues won't resume negotiations with the Belgium worldwide over a new deal for at least another week following his participation in the World Cup.

The attacker, who is yet to agree an extension to a Blues contract that has two more years to run, said before the World Cup that he was waiting to see if the Premier League club bring in "good players" before committing to fresh terms.

If they hold off and Hazard fails to extend, they could lose out on precious millions.

According to Tomas Andreu of Sport, Hazard is now Barca's main attacking target after they missed out on Antoine Griezmann, and he is interested in the prospect of making the switch to the Camp Nou. They're not sure who's coming in, it could be Sarri. Chelsea not willing to sell him.

Real are after a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo following his move to Juventus.

So it will come as a pleasant surprise to Blues fans that the rumours circulating about Hazard and Barcelona are not what they seem.

Real Madrid have a deal in place for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, it has been revealed.