Neymar finalised his £200m move to Paris Saint-Germain today, leaving Barcelona with a huge void to fill in attack.
However, the Catalan side might not have much difficulty finding a replacement with Eden Hazard reportedly keen on a move to the Nou Camp
According to the Sun they will hotfoot it straight to England, where they will wave it in the faces of a variety of English clubs before “blowing the lot” on Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho. Apparently Barça “have already asked a third party to sound out the Belgian forward” and will “test Chelsea’s resolve with a bid of around £100m”.
“The Belgian midfielder has been one of the Premier League’s stand-out players and has a similar skill-set to the PSG-bound attacker as well as the experience on the left wing to slot into Neymar’s position in a like-for-like swap.
Hazard has previously admitted his admiration for Real and his departure to Barca would come as a huge shock to fans of the La Liga side and Chelsea.
The Belgium international claimed in June he was happy at Stamford Bridge and had no intention of leaving the Premier League champions.
“I’m good here. I’m at one of the best clubs in the world and I think I’m going to stay for a couple of years. I’m very happy,” he said.
“You can see on the pitch that I’m happy.
“Next season, we will have the Champions League to play but we want to keep the Premier League trophy in Chelsea.
However, the departure of Neymar to PSG has presented him with a huge opportunity which has reportedly switched his allegiances.
Speaking today about his record-breaking £200m move to PSG, Neymar said: “I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain.
“Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious. And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to join my new teammates is to help the club to conquer the titles that their fans want.
“From today, I will do everything I can to help my new teammates, to open up new horizons for my club and to bring happiness to its millions of supporters around the world.”
Now it will be interested to see how Chelsea and Hazard look to this offer