Real Madrid ready £200m move for Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid ready £200m move for Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea have not had any choice but to negotiate with Madrid, given Courtois has just one year left on his deal and does not want to renew it, despite numerous offers from the London club.

Speaking after Belgium's 2-0 win over England in the third-place play-off at the FIFA World Cup, Courtois suggested he has kept all transfer options open for him as of now and added that there are possibilities that he might see off his contract. His play is based on talent. He is at the best moment of his career.

Manchester City's continued pursuit of a new midfielder is also on the agenda after Pep Guardiola missed out on the signing of Jorginho to Chelsea. "He could fit in any team in the world", Martinez was quoted as saying by Spanish radio show Cadena Ser's "El Larguero".

Some of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea...

Hazard joined Chelsea in 2012
Hazard joined Chelsea in 2012

The winger has been the face of Chelsea for much of his six-year stint with the club as he has developed into one of the more unsafe attackers in the world.

Real Madrid are reportedly refusing to give up on the idea of signing Belgian superstar Eden Hazard from Chelsea this summer, but equally the Premier League side are said to be increasingly digging their heels to prevent their best player from leaving.

According to the UK Sun report, citing sources at the Times, the Chelsea playmaker made it clear he will join the Galaticos after Belgium's World Cup exit at the hands France's Les Bleus.

Giroud became a key player for the Blues last season but the Mirror claim Sarri is prepared to let him go.

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