Chelsea plan to retain Hazard and play him as a striker

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/05/2019

Chelsea is planning to retain Real Madrid target Eden Hazard and play him as a striker next season.

Chelsea is handed two-window suspension by FIFA and the Blues is heading to Court of Arbitration for Sport and if Chelsea is found guilty the proceed from Hazard sale cannot be used to purchase any player let alone a world class striker, according to The Sun.

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The Blues will weigh up their options to keep the Belgium star for the final year of his contract and let him go for free in 2020.

Chelsea has qualified for the Champions League and they do want to go into the season without a goal scorer as Gonzalo Higuain heads back to Juventus after his loan spell with Chelsea.

With the situation, Chelsea will ponder on keeping the Belgian forward even if the will miss the bulk of the money from his sale this season to Real Madrid.