hazard set to force move away from chelsea

18:00    10 Apr 2019

Chelsea's Eden Hazard
The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge at the end of the season with Real Madrid his most likely destination.

According to the Telegraph, Real are unlikely to match the Blues £100 million evaluation of their star attacker. This, though, is unlikely to stop the deal from happening with Hazard - who's contract expires in 2020 - set to force his hand in making the move happen.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has admitted that it will be difficult for the London club to keep hold of the 28-year-old beyond this season.

"If Eden wants another experience it's very difficult to keep him," Sarri told Sky Sports following Chelsea's 2-0 win over West Ham United on Monday evening.

"Eden played a wonderful match. When he is able to play like this we are lucky because it is easy to win.

"£100m is too cheap in this market - we have seen in the last windows every price.

"The club agrees with me [about wanting to keep Hazard].

"We are trying to improve. We are trying to become one of the best teams in England and, as a consequence, in Europe - but I think I have to respect his decision."

Hazard has been Chelsea's standout player this season, scoring 19 and assisting a further 12 goals across all competitions thus far.

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