Blues to hijack €65m-rated Real Madrid’s move for top defender, Marina open talks to sign Brazilian star as Eden Hazard set for Chelsea return
THOMAS TUCHEL is reportedly ready to make a counter-offer to hijack Real Madrid’s bid for David Alaba.
Bayern Munich are set to wave goodbye to the long-serving Austrian defender when his contract expires in the summer.
Chelsea are one of several teams said to be interested in the 28-year-old, along with Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester United.
According to The Guardian, the Blues want to make a last-ditch attempt to gazump the LaLiga giants.
New boss Tuchel is reportedly looking to improve his defence despite keeping clean sheets in each of his first three games in charge.
The German has opted for experience so far with Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta returned to the team alongside Thiago Silva.
A versatile defender who started out as a midfielder, Alaba would fit into a number of positions in Tuchel’s 3-4-1-2.
Chelsea will start talks with Thiago Silva over new contract ‘in the coming weeks’
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva seems to be enjoying it here, and thankfully is looks like he is about to start talks about renewing his contract at Stamford Bridge, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Thiago Silva and his agents will discuss with Chelsea about his 1 year contract extension ‘in the coming weeks’ reports the transfer news expert.
Thiago Silva and his agents will discuss with Chelsea about his 1 year contract extension in the coming weeks. No rush.
Chelsea board so happy with Thiago, Tuchel thinks he’s a great leader – positive feelings. The final decision will be made together with the player. 🔵 #cfc
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 6, 2021
Eden Hazard set to return to Chelsea but only on one condition
Eden Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 but has so far struggled to impress due to injuries.
The Belgian international has suffered 10 injuries since joining Real Madrid while only registering 3 goals and 6 assists in La Liga.
Despite Hazard’s injury problems at Real Madrid, the Blues are reportedly open to re-signing the Belgian international.
This is according to Spanish media outlet Defensa Central via Goal.
The report claims Chelsea are ready to bring back Hazard to Chelsea if Real Madrid are willing to accept a fee of around €40-50m for the Belgian.
Real Madrid paid Chelsea an initial transfer fee of £88 million ($112million) for the transfer of Hazard in the summer of 2019.