Roberto Di Matteo has sensationally claimed that Eden Hazard could be at Stamford Bridge next season.
It is believed that Hazard has told the club his decision on what he wants to happen this season, and it has also been reported that a massive £86 million fee has been agreed between both clubs.
However, Di Matteo has claimed that we may pull the plug on a potential deal for Hazard, with the transfer ban stopping them from buying an adequate replacement.
‘Who knows about Hazard? Chelsea have a transfer ban so it is going to be very difficult for anybody to leave that they don’t want to leave,’ Di Matteo told The Sun.
‘He’s the player that makes the difference. He can change a game individually and there aren’t many players like that. It would be a real shame to lose a player like that.
‘Losing Hazard is not great but I’m not sure it will be that easy for him to leave.
‘The club has a transfer ban and letting a top player leave and not being able to replace him, it would be very tough for a top club to buy him.
‘Nobody is bigger than the club. It’s understandable that he may want to experience a different league after being in London for seven years but it might not be this summer.’
Meanwhile, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted that he wants star man Eden Hazard to stay this summer.
It is no secret that the Belgian has a desire to play in La Liga, but reports have suggested that Madrid will not announce any potential deal until after the Europa League final at the end of the month.
But Loftus-Cheek has claimed players are desperate for Hazard to stay put but believes the club must accept his decision should he end up at Madrid this summer.
‘I think he will be remembered as one of the best players to have played for Chelsea, but also one of the best players to have played in England,’ the Chelsea and England midfielder told CNN Sport.
‘I think what he has done for Chelsea over the past seven years is remarkable and he’s helped Chelsea win Premier League titles, Europa League titles.
‘He is such a talented player but he’s still got time left to improve and be even more magical,’
‘As a club then Chelsea thanks him for what he has done if he does decide to move on but we all want him to stay obviously.
‘I think just being around him, just being able to play with him and kind of observe how he is as a person and a human being.
‘He’s a very nice person, he is so focused on what he does. He has a quiet confidence about him that is rare I think.