While Eden Hazard himself is enjoying his last week of vacation in Spain and England, speculation about his future is rising again. There were already rumors of Hazard’s return to Chelsea before the European Championship and now they are surfacing again. According to the leading Spanish sports newspaper AS, the captain of our national team was recently offered at Stamford Bridge. Hazard does not work with a permanent broker, but intermediaries would now – without his knowledge – try to initiate a transfer. Agents who try to create a market (and commission) for themselves and mistake their wishes for truth.

It is not surprising that Hazard is associated with Chelsea. Hazard had seven successful years in London (awarded two league titles, two final victories in the Europa League, one FA Cup and one League Cup), while the past two years at Real (partly due to injuries) have been a lot more difficult. Hazard is still liked at Chelsea, but that does not mean that a comeback is really on the agenda.

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Firstly, because such an operation inevitably carries a hefty price tag. Real will not suddenly let a player for whom they paid 115 million euros leave for an apple and an egg. According to AS, Real wants to recover at least 60 million. Moreover, Hazard earns more at Madrid than at Chelsea. A solution for that would also have to be found. A deal therefore seems a difficult matter anyway, all the more because Chelsea already has a lot of other clean people in Hazard’s position. The Londoners don’t immediately need additional reinforcements in that sector of the field, so why go deep into their pockets?

Hazard’s own point of view is just as important. He has already clearly indicated that his work at Real is not yet finished. Hazard does not want to leave Bernabeu through a loophole. In addition, Real’s new coach Carlo Ancelotti believes he can re-ignite Hazard’s engine. In principle, Hazard will be seen again in the pristine white shirt of the Royal next season. Although it is clear that the Spanish press will only try to put more pressure on his shoulders. Rumors of a possible move to Chelsea should also be seen in that light.

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