Eden Hazard 'to snub January transfer to Chelsea or Newcastle as wife expects fifth child'.. but he could go in summer
REAL MADRID flop Eden Hazard is set to reject a move in January as his wife is expecting their fifth child, reports suggest.
That means reported suitors, such as Chelsea, Newcastle, Lille and Juventus, will have to wait until the summer transfer window.
Hazard has failed to live up to expectations ever since his £135million move to Real in 2019 as he has been stricken by injury and only managed a mere total of five goals and nine assists in 56 appearances.
According to Sport, Los Blancos have ran out of patience with the winger and want to cash in on him as soon as possible.
However, it is highly unlikely that the Belgium international will leave next month due to a personal reason as his wife Natacha Van Honacker will soon be due and prefers to give birth in Madrid.
According to El Nacional, Chelsea are interested in re-signing the 30-year-old, who enjoyed tremendous success at Stamford Bridge with 110 goals and 92 assists in 352 games across all competitions.
However, the Blues' owner Roman Abramovich, who still believes Hazard can become one of the best in the world again if he returns to West London, is not willing to pay more than £35m.
Real also want Reece James, who is enjoying a stunning season, in exchange for the struggling Belgian.
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Hazard's former club Lille, who sold him to Chelsea in 2012, have also expressed interest, as did Juventus, West Ham and Everton, whereas Newcastle will have to avoid Premier League relegation.
Nevertheless, the forward managed to complete 90 minutes on the pitch for the first time this season against Cadiz on Sunday and manager Carlo Ancelotti expects him to stick around for the second half of the season.
Ancelotti said: "It took Hazard a bit of time to get in the game. He did better in the second half.
"He is not so used to playing out on the right wing but inside he combined well with Karim [Benzema].
"He can be another weapon in the second half of the season."
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