Chelsea are thought to have accepted that Eden Hazard will complete a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
According to AS, Chelsea are resigned to losing the Belgian, despite the transfer ban imposed on them by The FA.
The report claims that Hazard is desperate to complete a move to Real Madrid and wants to finally complete his big move to Spain.
Hazard’s current contract with Chelsea expires at the end of next season and AS claim that this will affect the fee Chelsea demand for his services.
AS report that Real Madrid will have to pay a fee in the region of €100-120m to bring Hazard over to the Spanish capital.
Hazard has, once again, been in terrific form for Chelsea in the Premier League this season. The forward is currently on 13 goals and 11 assists in the league, with Chelsea sat sixth in the table – following a 2-0 loss to Everton at the weekend.
Potential Hazard replacements
Signed in January and loaned straight back to Dortmund, Pulisic could be seen as the natural replacement for Hazard at the end of the season.
The talented Crystal Palace forward has impressed again this season and could be ready to step up to a top six team, years after he failed to make it at Manchester United.
Despite being 31, Mertens is still on top of his game with nine goals and nine assists in the Serie A this season. It may be a short-term replacement, but Mertens would be a good buy for the Blues.
Malcom has found game time hard to come by at Barcelona this season and could be tempted by a move to the Premier League with Chelsea.
Capable of playing out on the left or centrally, Isco has been frozen out of the first-team picture at Real Madrid this season and could be available in the summer.