Chelsea will have to fight tooth and nail to retain the services of their key players after missing out on Champions League football next season.
Eden Hazard has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and the latest reports will cause concern amongst Blues supporters, as Marca report the Belgium international will turn down a stunning £340k-a-week offer in order to seal a move to the European champions.
The 27-year-old has publicly urged Chelsea to embark on a spending spree this summer, a statement echoed by international colleague Thibaut Courtois, but it’s suggested that Hazard is ready to leave Stamford Bridge.
However, a move bringing Hazard to the Santiago Bernabeu will likely depend on the futures of stars already within Real Madrid’s ranks as it would require the dismantling of the club’s established ‘BBC’ front trio.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both suggested they could leave after last month’s Champions League triumph over Liverpool, which would free up space for Hazard to arrive.