Manchester United have joined the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in race to sign Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard, as per the reports from The Sun.
The source quotes that United manager Jose Mourinho is keen on reuniting with his former player and is willing to pay as much as £90m for his services. The Belgium international played a key role under Jose Mourinho back in the 2014-15 season where Chelsea went on to lift the Premier League title, with Hazard scoring 19 goals in all competition; his best goal tally for the Blues till date.
United certainly won’t be keeping their hands away from splashing this much of cash for a player who has time and again proved his worth for the Blues. Furthermore, Hazard – 26 – now has two-and-a-half years left on his current Chelsea deal and reports regarding a potential extension have been doing rounds. However, the Belgian himself is now stalling a certain £300,000-a-week four-year deal with the Blues and this has given the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain a perfect chance of making a move.
Real Madrid, on their part, have been the long-term admirers of Hazard and even Zinedine Zidane has spoken highly of him. An official offer, however, is yet to be ordered. Besides, Hazard – who has been Chelsea’s player of the year on three occasions for the last four years – has also attracted Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, but then again, no official offer has been lodged till date.
Hazard has so far bagged eight goals and four assists in all competition this season and there are high chances that Real might look to bring him in given that Gareth Bale’s future at the club has come under heavy scrutiny. Meanwhile, Manchester United – who started the season on fire – are on the lookout of bringing an attacking firepower. This coupled with the fact that Antoine Griezmann is now firmly linked with a move to Barcelona will urge them to move for Eden Hazard instead. All this seems a big bundle, but Hazard – on his part – has stated that he is happy with Chelsea given that his wife and his children are feeling good in London.
“It’s my sixth year [at Chelsea]. I have my family here,” he was quoted as saying by The Sun. “My wife and children feel really good. I’m not far from Belgium, so those close to me and my parents or brothers can come quite often.
“I’m at a big club. Almost every year I win a trophy. On the pitch, it’s going really well.
“I’m here for now, I’m trying to finish my year as well as possible. After that, I’ll have two years on my contract. We’ll see what happens.”