Chelsea are bracing themselves for one last monumental bid for Eden Hazard, as French champions Paris Saint-Germain prepare a final offer of £68million.
The Metro claims that chiefs at the Parc des Princes remain defiant in their pursuit of Jose Mourinho’s Belgian gem, and have made the capture of him their top priority following the completion of the David Luiz deal. Sources in France reportedly understand that negotiations for the 22-year-old winger have been underway twice, only to fall through before coming anywhere close to finalisation. As such it’s now thought that PSG will make one final attempt at reaching an agreement with Chelsea, before turning their back on the deal if it goes awry.
Due to Hazard’s god-like status at Stamford Bridge, where he’s widely considered to be the Blues’ star performer, an offer of £68million is due to be waived under Mourinho’s nose, despite the fact that PSG are facing sanctions from their previous breach of the Financial Fair Play rules. Up until now it has been made clear that Chelsea’s coach is keen to build his new look side around Hazard, but could be swayed by the enormity of the offer at hand.
Reports this week claim Mourinho has already clinched deals for Diego Costa and Francesc Fabregas, but the FFP constraints could mean that he will have to offload valuable players if he wants to continue revamping his squad.