Sports News of Thursday, 27 December 2018
Chelsea legend Michael Essien admits Eden Hazard is likely to be tempted by Real Madrid despite his huge prize tag.
The Blues are quoting something in excess of £150m and that could be a put off.
Essien expects the Belgium captain to push for a move to the La Liga to prove his mettle.
The former Ghana international told the Daily Express: ”Hazard is one of the best players in the world.
”He’s been playing in the Premier League very well and looks fantastic at the moment.
”The interest of Real Madrid, I only hear from people in the media.
”But I mean when Real Madrid come calling… every player would love to play for them.
”He’s happy at Chelsea though and hopefully we can keep him.”