Just when it seemed everything was rosy at Stamford Bridge, Eden Hazard has thrown a spanner into the works – seemingly hinting he’d be interested in leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid if they made an offer this summer, as reported by BBC Sport.
That would be a huge blow for Antonio Conte’s side who are looking to defend the Premier League title next season, with Hazard unquestionably their biggest and most talismanic talent.
But the good news for the Blues is that they’re in a pretty strong position this summer, able to offer a domestic title defence and Champions League football, so sourcing a direct replacement for Hazard – especially considering how much they could sell him for – wouldn’t be beyond them by any stretch of the imagination.
Currently, two men stand out as potential replacements; 108-cap Chile international Alexis Sanchez, whose Arsenal contract expires at the end of next season, and James Rodriguez, who is seemingly out of favour at Real Madrid after being excluded from Zinedine Zidane’s Champions League final squad.
So, Chelsea fans, who do you think has the best chance of filling Hazard’s void? Let us know by voting below…