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Chelsea are ready to sell Hazard for £87 million due to FFP

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Chelsea are ready to sell playmaker Eden Hazard to Real Madrid for 87 million pounds.

Over the past weeks, the press has been repeatedly reporting that the Blues refuse to reduce the 100 million pounds price tag set for Hazard.

However, the Daily Mail claims that in reality, Chelsea are willing to be content with 87 million pounds of compensation.

In addition to the Belgian’s expiring contract, the London club needs to comply with the rules of the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations.

The Blues’ decision to keep Hazard for one season more will become a huge strike for the London club’s financial capabilities because Eden is likely to leave the club one way or another.

Suffice it to say that Chelsea spent £57 million on Jorginho, £74 million on Kepa and £57 million on Christian Pulisic over the last year. Also, the Blues have to pay well for Gonzalo Higuain’s half-a-year loan.

In addition, the Blues are thinking to buy out midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid. These past and future expenditures need to be repulsed with something, and Hazard’s sale seems to be the most suitable opportunity for this – especially because Eden himself doesn’t want to stay at Stamford Bridge.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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