Sport Eden Hazard number one target for Barcelona

15:20  11 july  2018
15:20  11 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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Despite the ongoing rumours about Barcelona ’s search for a winger, Blues boss Antonio Conte feels safe over Hazard ’s future at Chelsea. ‘In the past I read a lot of stories about Hazard with Real Madrid – and now Barcelona .

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard is a primary target for Barcelona this summer, according to SPORT.

SPORT report that sources close to Barcelona have confirmed that Eden Hazard is their number one transfer target this summer as they look to add to new manager Ernesto Valverde’s squad.

Barcelona have today returned to pre-season training as they prepare to fulfil their main objective next season, winning the UEFA Champions League.

The Spanish giants dominated La Liga last season and were also successful in winning the Copa del Rey. However they are desperate to win the Champions League again next season.

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Barca have already completed the signing of Arthur Melo this summer and are now looking to further strengthen their midfield options.

Barcelona deem Hazard move too expensive

  Barcelona deem Hazard move too expensive Chelsea’s hopes of landing Eden Hazard have been boosted with the news that Barcelona believe a move for the Belgian would be too expensive. Mundo Deportivo have poured doubts over a move to the Nou Camp, despite previous reports suggesting talks had already taken place. The report claims that the acquisition of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool means that any move for Hazard is not feasible. The Brazilian swapped Anfield for the Nou Camp in a £142 million move back in January. Barcelona have kept tabs on Hazard for some time and remain admirers of the player. Interest is expected to mount in Hazard’s services this summer. Real Madrid could consider the player as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has joined Juventus. Reports have suggested that Maurizio Sarri wants to keep both Hazard and Willian at the club beyond the summer, with both players being linked with moves away. Willian is also believed to be a target for Barcelona, with the Catalan side having an opening bid rejected.

Chelsea’s hopes of upsetting Barcelona in the Champions League rest on Eden Hazard but he may be wondering if his best chance of achieving greatness is to move on.

According to reports in Catalunya, the Chelsea forward is keen to play Champions League football next season and Barça have been secretly working on landing him.

Barcelona have £100m available to them this summer and Chelsea could be willing to sell Hazard for such a price as they look to overhaul their squad.

Despite Hazard’s current contract at Stamford Bridge running until 2020, he is yet to put pen-to-paper on the new deal offered to him by the club and the lure of playing for Barcelona could tempt him into a move to Spain.

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Sarri 'confident' Hazard, Courtois and Willian will remain at Chelsea .
All three Blues stars have been linked with summer moves, with Real Madrid and Barcelona keen, but their new manager expects them to stay putMaurizio Sarri is confident Chelsea can hang on to Eden Hazard, Willian and Thibaut Courtois despite La Liga's tops clubs circling.

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