Barcelona ‘to offer star player to Chelsea in exchange for Eden Hazard’

first_img LIVING THE DREAM Barcelona will try to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea this summer in a player plus cash deal, according to reports.The Catalan giants wish to bring Hazard to Spain after six seasons at Stamford Bridge, though they face competition for Belgium international’s signature from LaLiga rivals Real Madrid. TOP WORK The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest transfer news However, Barcelona remain keen on the former Lille star, and a report by Onda Cero – quoted in Sport – claims the Camp Nou club are prepared to offer a player plus cash deal to Chelsea in an attempt to bring Hazard to Catalonia.According to the report, Ousmane Dembele, the France forward, is the player Barca are said to be willing to sacrifice in exchange for Hazard, just a year on from the 21-year-old’s arrival at Camp Nou from Borussia Dortmund. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Hazard, the forward, has already hinted at a potential departure from west London, saying last week: “After 6 wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different, certainly after this World Cup.“I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go.“You know my preferred destination.”These comments have led to a scramble for Hazard, though Real are said to be unwilling to match Chelsea’s valuation of the 27-year-old. targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED Dembele capped his debut season at Barcelona by winning the World Cup with France Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Hazard’s future as a Chelsea player is uncertain RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 IN DEMAND Dembele, who was part of France’s World Cup winning squad, made just 23 appearances in all competitions last season after suffering a hamstring injury in his first league start that ruled him out for four months. He returned in January but quickly picked up another injury that kept him out for a further month, but he was back to score against Chelsea when Barca knocked the Blues out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage.last_img read more