Chelsea have not agreed to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, according to the Evening Standard.
Reports in France had claimed that a €100m (£87m) fee had been agreed and that the club would announce the Belgian’s departure after the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29th.
However, the Blues are still said to be waiting for Real to meet their £100m asking price. Fans on Twitter are happy that the club are sticking to their guns:
First time we show character!!! Great to see this!
— Jose Rodriguez🐐 (@_Joserg47) 14 May 2019
It’s cat and mouse
— MitchyBoy 64 (@MITCHOS64) 14 May 2019
I think we’ll get that fee eventually. I criticise marina for many things but selling players for the fees she wants is one of her fortes.
— Tog1989 (@tog1989) 14 May 2019
Just hope it can be sorted quickly. Don’t want to be in mid-July with this still going on!
— Michael Roberts-Burt (@MichaelBurt89) 14 May 2019
Should be 150M +
— 💎 (@TurnsLikeEden) 14 May 2019
I still say Chelsea should hold out for atleast 150 , that’s the minimum Worth of Hazard , if Pogba was sold for 95m🤢🤭, then Hazard is surely worth 150m .
— Shubham Mehta (@Shubham_1999_) 14 May 2019
I really don’t think Hazard will pull a Courtois, but someone needs to hold ground against those penny pinchers. If one of the “richest” clubs in the world wants an elite player, well, pay the fee then. Their club name alone isn’t going to cause Marina to back down.
— Andrew (@NewEraChelsea03) 14 May 2019
If we can’t get 100 million for Hazard I would keep him for one more season then let him leave on a free
— Liquidator: Chelsea FC Podcast (@LiquidatorCW) 14 May 2019
As we should , fair play Marina
— Bluechatter (@Bluelondonchat) 14 May 2019
£100m is a bargain, even if he has a year left. It’s cheap for a proven world class player nowadays
— Jonathan Powell (@jpowell100) 14 May 2019
Hazard has revealed that he is told the club his decision about his future, and with no new contract on the horizon, most assume that means that he wants to leave Stamford Bridge.
With Chelsea unable to replace the 28-year-old due to the club’s transfer ban, director Marina Granovskaia looks like she will play hardball in order to secure the highest possible transfer fee.
It’s a risk considering Hazard has just 12 months remaining on his current deal but Real are reportedly very keen to come to an agreement.