Real, Atletico prepare bids for Chelsea stars

By Robert Abong'o: Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 at 10:24 GMT +3 | Gossip & Rumours
Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso are Spanish club targets [COURTESY]

If reports from Europe’s top news outlets are anything to go by, record-breaking Champions League winners Real Madrid are prepared to bid one last time for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard before the Spanish transfer window closes.

Reports also indicate 2018 Super Cup winners Atletico Madrid are interested in left-back Marcos Alonso.

Chelsea players celebrate scoring in a past match [COURTESY]

Even though Chelsea have insisted on not letting go of the Belgium captain, Los Blancos may not be easily put off for the simple reason of wanting to replace club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

Hazard still has two years left on his contract – reason enough for Madrid to create interest in him now as part of a future plan to make him a Galactico.

Reports also suggest Chelsea are set to offer Hazard a new bumper contract worth 300,000 euros a week.

Will Alonso and Hazard still be at Chelsea when the month ends? [COURTESY]

However, if the 27-year-old does not accept the contract, Chelsea will have no option but to sell him like they did with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who run down his contract at Stamford Bridge before moving to the Bernabeau.

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With Paris St Germain apparently eyeing Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis, Chelsea will have to hold on tight and fend off any attempt by Atletico to sign Alonso. 

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