Paul Merson: Chelsea should sell Eden Hazard and make this £50m signing

The former Arsenal midfielder says Chelsea could complete a remarkable transfer deal this summer

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Merson believes Chelsea have the opportunity to complete a remarkable piece of business in the summer transfer window.

The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Alexis Sanchez has set his sights on a move to the Premier League leaders at the end of the 2016-17 season.

The same article states that Chelsea have made signing the Chile international and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku their top priorities this summer.

Sanchez’s future has been a source of relentless speculation throughout the 2016-17 campaign so far after the South American failed to agree a contract extension with Arsenal.

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The 28-year-old’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the 2017-18 season which means Sanchez could leave on a free transfer in less than 15 months.

Hazard, on the other hand, has been linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

Speaking to Sporting Life about Sanchez’s future at the west London club, former Arsenal midfielder Merson urged Chelsea to sell Hazard for £100m and sign Sanchez in £50m deal.

“People say he is not the same player but he will get you a lot more goals than Hazard. If they can sign Sanchez for £50m and get £100m for Hazard then I think that is good business,” Merson said.

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