Chelsea News Summary: Battle For Portuguese Star, Hazard’s Transfer Update, Message to £40m-rated Forward

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Chelsea demand at least £100m for Real Madrid no.1 transfer target

Chelsea demanding £100million for their superstar Eden Hazard, according to the Telegraph reports.

The Blues forward who has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid has been on the brink to become the Los Blancos player for the next season after Zinedine Zidane’s return to Spanish giants.

The Belgian finally looks set to depart from Stamford Bridge after spending seven years at Stamford Bridge winning the two Premier League titles during his time at the West London club alongside with the one FA cup title.

He has flirted with moves in the past only to stay a Chelsea player, however, this time his likely to leave the club and make his dream move to Real Madrid.

Hazard’s hero Zinedine Zidane has returned for his second stint as the Los Blancos manager, which has only increased Belgian’s chances to play for Real Madrid for 2019/20 season.

It will be a massive blow to lose such a top-class player, especially with their two transfer window ban.

Belgium international is expected to move on regardless of whether or not the Blues transfer ban is upheld, not allowing them to replace him.

Chelsea are taking legal advice in the hope of at least getting the ban frozen this summer to spend the cash from Eden Hazard’s transfer, however, the Los Blancos will have to break the bank in order to lure Belgian forward at Santiago Bernabeu.

Chelsea in danger to miss out signing of 24-year-old midfielder valued at £86m

Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon are hoping to tie Manchester United and Chelsea long-term target Bruno Fernandes to a new deal.

According to a report from O Jogo, the Sporting planning to extend the playmakers stay at the club amid interest from top European teams.

Frederico Varandas, the club’s president, is working hard to negotiate with the agents of Bruno Fernandes over a new deal.

However, it is reported that Fernandes himself is only open to discussions about his future after the end of the current campaign.

Manchester United and Chelsea have all been rumoured with moves for the playmaker. However, he is unlikely to arrive on the cheap as Sporing value him around £86m.

Fernandes is enjoying a brilliant 2018/19 season in the Premier League and it is easy to see why the teams are fighting for his signature.

The 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder has managed to found back of the net 24-times also providing 14 assists is showing himself to be one of the best players in Europe at the moment.

Meanwhile, Chelsea eyeing move for another Portugues League star  Josip Vukovic.

The 26-year-old has been in stunning form this season and has attracted interest from hosts of European teams including Chelsea.

Vukovic has something of a journeyman career and has played for four teams since 2017 and now he could be also on his way to Chelsea after the season ends.

It seems as though his performances in Portuguese Primeira Liga have caught the eyes of Chelsea scouts, with TalkSPORT reported that the three Premier League clubs are interested in making move for his signature.

Frank Lampard urged Chelsea £40m-rated star to snub Bayern Munich interest

Former Chelsea midfielder and club legend Frank Lampard has told Callum Hudson-Odoi to turn down interest from Bayern Munich or any other team and remain at Stamford Bridge to fight for starting role under Maurizio Sarri.

The 18-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge has been up in the air after English sensation almost finalised transfer to Allianz Arena this winter.

Bayern Munich had three bids rejected by Chelsea for the teenager in January, however, they are ready to test their luck once again in the summer and try to lure 18-year-old winger who has managed to found back of the net 6 times for the Blues in all competitions

Hudson-Odoi has played 17 games for the Blues this term, though just five of those have been in the starting XI and all of them came to the cup competitions.

Lampard has urged the England Under-19s forward to remain at Chelsea and make most of his opportunities that will be give by Maurizio Sarri.

“Firstly, I’d love him to stay at Chelsea.

“He needs to be doing everything to get in that team. Is he working hard and is he developing every day in training and trying to improve? I don’t know him that well but I’m sure that’s the standard at Chelsea he’s going by himself.

“Every minute he gets on the pitch he needs to be doing everything he can. I understand Chelsea fans want to see more of him and he has to do everything he can to give himself the chance of minutes.

“I think at the end of the season he will look back and think what can I do with my career. It’s a mad one because a young English player at Chelsea at that age then you really want him to sign that long-term contract. I hope it can be agreed that he can stay at Chelsea.”