Speculation relating to the future of Eden Hazard has, once again, made its mark in the tabloid press this morning.
According to the red-top publication, Daily Star, Manchester City are the latest club to be linked with a move for the Belgian star.
City, keen to build on what was a remarkable season, are, if our source has its facts correct, ready to offer Chelsea £100 million for the 27-year-old.
Hazard, who has yet to put pen-to-paper on a proposed new deal, at Stamford Bridge, showed just what he brings to Chelsea with a sparkling performance in the FA Cup Final.
However, speculation continues to suggest, as covered by our referenced source, Eden won’t commit to the new deal until he can see what direction the club is headed in this summer, when it comes to the transfer market.
Here at Vital Chelsea, we’re of the opinion that if Chelsea were to lose Hazard it’d be a huge blow, perhaps a blow that could have major ramifications for a club that is looking to regroup, this summer, with a view to making huge in-roads into the gap that now exists between ourselves and Manchester City.
Whilst it’s accepted that the sale of Hazard would provide big money to be invested in the side, there is the inherent danger it could be squandered.
I can recall, not that long ago, when Tottenham Hotspur sold Gareth Bale and invested the money received in adding to their squad, with even the die-hard Tottenham fans I work with in the office squirming at the manner in which the money was wasted.
Let’s just hope that the club does have a plan this summer and it is a plan that brings a smile to the face of the player who is the difference between Chelsea being a good side and a mid-table outfit.
Harsh, but quite probably true!