Chelsea want Barca misfit as Hazard's replacement

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 07/02/2019

Chelsea wants Barcelona misfit Philippe Coutinho as Eden Hazard’s replacement, according to report.

Hazard is expected to inform the Chelsea board of his desire to quit the Stamford Bridge and interest to sign for Real Madrid in the summer.

Hazard has rejected a contract offer from Chelsea directors which worth £300k-per-week in a bid to secure a move to the Spanish capital.

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Chelsea valued Hazard to worth £100m considering the fact he has less than 18 months in his contract, the £100m valuation would be enough to bring back Coutinho back to Premier League who joined Barcelona last winter, according to The Independent.

The Brazilian has failed to live up to expectations since arriving at Nou Camp in January last year and could be ship out if the right offer comes, Barcelona paid £145m to Liverpool to sign Coutinho.

Barcelona is also considering the re-sign of Coutinho compatriot Neymar who was sold to Paris Saint-Germain last two seasons but he failed to settle France and he wants a return to Spanish football with Real Madrid ready to rival Barcelona for his signature.