Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is not interested in adding another attacking midfielder or winger to his squad this summer, making a move for Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard unlikely, according to reports in Spain.
It is believed that the Blues have been offered the Belgian by intermediaries as Real look to offload the 30-year-old just two years after signing the player from the London club.
Hazard would reportedly still cost at least €60m (£52m) as Real are not prepared to make a heavy loss on a player they signed for an initial €100m. His salary would also make any deal difficult to negotiate.
With the winger having not had the best of times at the Bernabeu either, due to form and fitness issues, Chelsea would probably only make a move if and when the finances are more favourable.
Even though supporters would love to see Hazard back at Stamford Bridge, it seems that the circumstances are currently not right to make it happen.