Neymar can prevent Hazard from moving to Real

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Chelsea’s chances for keeping their best player Eden Hazard at the club may depend on whether Real Madrid will be able to get Neymar from PSG.

Over the past year, Hazard made a huge number of hints about his possible departure from Chelsea, but at the same time, Eden made it clear that Real were the only club for which he was ready to leave Stamford Bridge.

Thus, if Hazard fails to join the club of his dreams, the Blues will have every chance to conclude a new contract with the 28-year-old Belgian. Eden has scored 12 goals and given 10 assists in the Premier League.

Hazard’s transfer to Real Madrid, in turn, depends on whether the Royal Club can return Neymar back to LaLiga. Los Blancos consider former Barcelona’s player more delicious and stellar target than Eden.

According to The Times, Neymar, through his representatives, made it clear that he would be interested to join Real Madrid. The Brazilian’s unwillingness to remain in Kylian Mbappe’s shadow and PSG’s likely problems with financial fair play can only contribute to the deal.

The publication adds that Neymar’s purchase can cost Real £200 million.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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