Max Eberl, Borussia Monchengladbach’s Director of Sport has told German media outlet Express that Chelsea do not have a buy-back clause inserted in the contract of their former player Thorgan Hazard.
He said: “There is no clause. There is also no end date of anything (to trigger a clause).”
“But we also need to make no secrets from it: If we get a top player from Chelsea, then Chelsea has of course again and again the possibility (to bid for the player), but actually there is nothing active.”
Hazard went to Chelsea with his brother, Eden, but could not find a way into the first-team and duly left for Germany.
This season he has seven goals and three assists in 11 games to his name and should he not go back to Chelsea, he’ll be in a list of players the club have released who have gone on to play in one of Europe’s top leagues.
One such player was Kevin De Bruyne who now finds himself at Manchester City, whilst Romelu Lukaku is now at Everton, and both have found the net so far this season in the Premier League.
Chelsea have, however, offloaded a number of flops on a permanent basis recently, with the likes of Marko Marin and Papy Djilobodji sold during the summer.