Chelsea planning surprise move for No.7 Belgium international

Chelsea are reportedly interested in a potential move to bring Eden Hazard back to London club from Real Madrid. Newcastle United are also said to be interested in the 31-year-old attacker, though the Blues are tipped as being in a stronger position for this deal.

Eden has struggled in his time at Santiago Bernabeu, never quite looking the same footballer he did when he lit up the PL in the blue of Chelsea. It could be that La Liga giants will now be set to offload Hazard and the Blues would like to bring him back for a second spell.

It’s fair to say the London giants never really replaced Belgium international, with additions like Pulisic and Ziyech struggling since moving to Chelsea in the last few years. Still, the Blues should probably look forward rather than back, with the Belgian forward surely now past his best.

The Belgian just doesn’t look to have the same influence on games anymore, while he’s also had more problems with injuries in recent times. The London giants can surely aim a little higher, even if many fans would no doubt love to see this club legend back.

Newcastle United might do well to take a gamble on Eden as he’s more likely to represent an upgrade on what they have already. The Blues’ slow start to their Champions League campaign continued on Wednesday, as they slumped to a 1-1 against with RB Salzburg in Graham Potter’s first match in charge.