Eden Hazard sends message to Romelu Lukaku about Chelsea transfer

Eden Hazard tells Romelu Lukaku that a decision to join Chelsea this summer ultimately rests at his feet

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Eden Hazard has told Romelu Lukaku that it is up to him if he wants to re-join Chelsea this summer, but has hinted that he would like to see the striker move to Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Everton in recent weeks and Chelsea have been touted as a possible destination for the Belgian striker.

Hazard knows Lukaku well from the pair’s time together with the Belgian national team.

The Chelsea playmaker admits that he would like to see Lukaku move back to Stamford Bridge but says the decision ultimately rests with the Blues hierarchy and the player himself.

Speaking in an interview with The Straits Times, Hazard said: “He’s a great player, a great guy and a good friend but he will have to make his own choice.

“He’s still young, only 24 but every season he has scored a lot of goals in the Premier League and this shows he’s a good striker because the Premier League is very tough.

“But it’s not my job to say we need him. The owner and manager are there to buy players. We will see.”

Hazard was named as his club’s player of the year after he scored 16 goals in the Premier League as Chelsea won the title this season.

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However, the 26-year-old was unable to prevent the Blues from slipping to a 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the FA cup final last weekend.

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