Duncan Castles gives Chelsea FC transfer update on Eden Hazard

Sunday Times reporter Duncan Castle delivers an update on Eden Hazard's future at Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

Chelsea FC are prepared to cash in on Eden Hazard in the summer transfer window, Sunday Times reporter Duncan Castles has claimed.

The Belgium international has been linked with a potential exit at Stamford Bridge this summer following their disappointing fifth-placed finish in the Premier League table last term.

The 27-year-old won’t feature in the Champions League next season if the Belgium international remains at the west London side following their disappointing campaign under Antonio Conte.

Hazard has 24 months left to run on his current deal with the Blues but Chelsea FC have been unable to extend the former Lille winger’s contract.

The 2015 PFA player of the year could leave for nothing at the end of the 2019-20 season unless the Blues are able to convince Hazard to commit to a new long-term contract.

Hazard has been linked with a potential move to La Liga giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

Sunday Times reporter Castles suggested that Hazard could be sold this summer in order to avoid losing the Belgian star in a cut-price deal.

“Chelsea have been aware of losing Hazard for a few months,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast.

“They had been proposing the idea of a new and improved contract. They hadn’t got particularly far with it. They realise if Hazard won’t commit, they may have to cash in this summer.”

Chelsea FC haven’t won the Champions League title since 2012 when the Blues beat Bayern Munich on penalties.

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