Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has adopted a private stance when it involves any potential Eden Hazard return, consistent with reports.
The Blues are being linked with a shocking return for the Belgium international amid his struggles at Real Madrid. Yet a blockbuster withdraw to Stamford Bridge is way from certain.
Chelsea won the Champions League last term, while also finishing fourth within the Premier League table and reaching the FA final .
But, while that’s the case, they’re looking to bolster their squad this summer.
As things stand, Erling Haaland is Chelsea’s top target. Having scored 40 goals for Borussia Dortmund, Roman Abramovich is keen to bring him to west London.
The problem is, however, that Dortmund don’t want to sell the 21-year-old. Especially after already losing Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.
With that being the case, Chelsea are being linked with a move for Hazard.
Yet Spanish newspaper AS say Tuchel is ‘in no hurry’ to sign another winger, thanks to the very fact he already has Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech at his disposal.
Instead, it seems Chelsea’s interest stems from the board.
It’s claimed the Blues are indeed hospitable welcoming the Belgium international back to the club, two years after he quit for a move to Spain.
Real, for his or her part, would be happy to try to to business. they need the maximum amount money as they will this summer, with club president Florentino Perez targeting Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.
They want a fee within the region of £52m for the forward, despite previously spending on the brink of £100m in 2019.
And whether Chelsea ultimately get Hazard back to the club remains to be seen.
He was an enormous hit during his spell at Stamford Bridge, initially joining from Lille back within the summer transfer window of 2012.
The Blues won the Champions League that year and, though Hazard was also wanted by Manchester United, he opted to maneuver to the capital instead.
The 30-year-old scored 110 goals from 352 appearances for the club.
And he also won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and two EFL Cup trophies during his time there.
On a private note, he won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2015.
And he also scooped the Premier League Player of the Season award that very same year after propelling the Blues to title glory under Jose Mourinho.
Speaking in May, however, Hazard insisted a return to the Premier League was ‘out of the question.’
He said: “I still have a three-year contract with Real Madrid, so going back to England is out of the question.
“Everyone knows that my first two years weren’t good, so first i would like to prove myself at Real Madrid. i will be able to do everything to try to to that.
“I certainly don’t see myself leaving Madrid, given the contract situation.
“I know myself and that i know when I’m in shape. If that’s the case, I can provides it my all for Real next season. That’s my plan.”
In April, Tuchel hailed Hazard.
“He may be a high quality player and a key player for several years at this club and this league, the toughest within the world,” Tuchel said.
“So consistent. I even have the most important respect for him. he’s an enormous player, we’ve many of us here who know him well.
“He was a key player for this club now he plays for Real Madrid.”Back to top button