Real Madrid 'abandon' their pursuit of Eden Hazard

Could Eden Hazard and Ross Barkley both be playing at Stamford Bridge next season?
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Could Eden Hazard and Ross Barkley both be playing at Stamford Bridge next season? Credit getty images

Eden Hazard has rejected a new contract offer from Chelsea, according to his father, Thierry, amid continued links to Real Madrid.

However, it is a private conversation between the player, his agent and the club and the Chelsea boss would hope that he would stay on at Stamford Bridge.

Members of the board at the Bernabeu are believed to rate Asensio so highly they feel a move for the Belgian would only inhibit his progress.

REAL MADRID are preparing an opening £120million bid for Chelsea's unsettled superstar Eden Hazard.

He also confirmed there had been "no contact" from the Spanish champions yet.

Another man you can expect to read a lot of nonsense about this month is Alexis Sanchez, whose chances of remaining at Arsenal throughout the window appear to have diminished after most of Manchester City's players got injured in yesterday's draw with Crystal Palace.

AS claim that the Londoners have two plans - the first involves giving Courtois what he desires in wages, and the second involves selling him as soon as possible, so that a replacement can also be quickly lined up.

Conte feels it is important for the club to try and not to sell best players. "Eden is only one of the parties involved in his future".

Real President Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane are reportedly working hard to convince Hazard to join the club. Until an extension is sorted, you sense the spectre of Real Madrid will loom large. Having someone adept at breaking down deep-sitting defences and being devastating on the counter-attack would be an asset for a side like Real Madrid. His opportunities could reduce further if Hazard arrives, which is why a move for the Belgian winger now looks set to be abandoned. Although with a comment that vague he could have been referring to literally anything, from transfers to his next Ocado shop.

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