Chelsea Consider £100m Bid From Real For Two Stars

Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates scoring

Real Madrid has cooled off its interest in signing Eden Hazard from Chelsea after the Premier League giants reportedly slapped a price tag of over €200 million on their prized asset.

Maurizio Sarri is planning to make Eden Hazard the captain of Chelsea this season as the Italian tries to keep the Belgian at Stamford Bridge, according to the Mirror.

Julen Lopetegui gives a speech to the media after being announced as new Real Madrid head coach
Julen Lopetegui gives a speech to the media after being announced as new Real Madrid head coach

But with doubts over the future of teammates Thibaut Courtois and Willian in particular, the Blues have been desperate to keep hold of their star player, and it appears their valuation has scared Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui off.

Willian, who had an impressive 2018 FIFA World Cup with Brazil, looked set to join the Blaugrana in this transfer window, but after numerous bids were rejected, the Catalan club seemingly opted to sign Bordeaux winger Malcom instead.

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PSG duo, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have both been heavily linked with Real Madrid.

But, the Belgium keeper will start the new season at Stamford Bridge if no successor can be found before Deadline Day and could then run down his current deal, meaning he would be able to leave for free next summer.

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This is described as an "opening" offer which means Florentino Perez and co. could well be back for more if it isn't accepted, though the newspaper have it that Chelsea are giving it serious thought.

After pipping Stoke's Jack Butland and Burnley's Nick Pope to the Three Lions' No.1 jersey, Pickford went onto perform heroics as Gareth Southgate's men reached the semi-final.

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Emery added: 'All of us want to help Mesut feel like it is his home here with us, like a family and it is a family for every player.

He told Chelsea's official website: "It has been a whirlwind 24 hours". United are also reportedly monitoring Gary Cahill's situation at Chelsea in a window where numerous exits from The Blues are expected.

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