Published: Mon, July 30, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Real Madrid reportedly make £100m swoop for Chelsea duo

Real Madrid reportedly make £100m swoop for Chelsea duo

In order to further cement Hazard's retention, the Daily Express' Tony Banks writes that manager Maurizio Sarri is set to hand the Belgian the Blues' captaincy this season.

Madrid made no secret of their interest in Eden Hazard, and the admiration was reciprocated but Chelsea's asking price of £200m proved an obstacle that could not be overcome.

Harzard's teammate and compatriot Thibaut Courtois will have a little move leg-room on the flight to Madrid, however, as he is reportedly finally on his way to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The publication claims the La Liga giants want Willian and Courtois in a double deal costing £100m, which Chelsea are seriously considering accepting.

The 38-year-old was released by Huddersfield at the end of last season, without making a Premier League appearance, and jumped at the chance of the move to Stamford Bridge.

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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.

"I understand the good players are going to be linked with good clubs which is great, I get that".

"It shows the level Jack Butland is at as a young keeper and that those clubs might potentially look at him".

With not long to go before the summer transfer window slams shut in England, Chelsea will have very little time to sign a possible replacement for their talisman.

The Gunners midfielder is now in talks over a potential new deal. 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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