Belgian reporter claims FC Barcelona can’t afford Chelsea FC star

FC Barcelona don't have the funds to sign Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard, according to Kristof Terreur

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

FC Barcelona can’t afford to sign Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard, Belgian reporter Kristof Terreur has claimed.

The Belgium international has been attracting interest from La Liga duo FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

Reports in Spain have suggested that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are keen to add Hazard to the Blues team.

Hazard was unable to fire the Blues to a top-four finish in the Premier League to miss out on a spot in the Champions League.

The 27-year-old forward is facing the prospect of another season without Champions League football despite being in the prime of his career.

The Belgian star has little over 24 months left to run on his current deal with the west London side to fuel speculation about his future.

However, reporter Terreur has claimed that FC Barcelona can’t afford to sign Hazard right now.

“Barcelona have made an enquiry but they know they can’t afford him right now because they know Chelsea will ask for a world record fee,” Terreur told the Transfer Talk podcast.

Chelsea FC finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a place in the Champions League.

The Blues have signed Italy international Jorginho in a £57m deal from Serie A side Napoli in the summer.

Maurizio Sarri has also taken over the reins from Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge last week.

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