Chelsea Finally Set World Record Price Tag On Real Madrid target

Chelsea Finally Set World Record Price Tag On Real Madrid target

Chelsea Finally Set World Record Price Tag On Real Madrid target

The La Liga giants have been relentlessly pursuing Courtois this summer, with the Belgian goalkeeper keen to return to the Spanish capital and Chelsea resigned to losing him.

Madrid made no secret of their interest in Eden Hazard, and the admiration was reciprocated but Chelsea's asking price of £200m proved an obstacle that could not be overcome.

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Hazard also alluded towards a "preferred destination", which is widely believed to be Real Madrid.

However, the same story says that Chelsea FC are "determined" not to sell Hazard this summer and they feel that handing him the captain's armband at Stamford Bridge may help to convince him to stay at the club.

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The 18-year-old, who made 12 Bundesliga appearances last season, says he was particularly motivated against his former employers. It's hard when you're on loan, especially when you're not a young player who people may have sympathy for.

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How much Real pay is another story but this is some great news for us as we would be able to keep hold of one of the stars of the Premier League.

Chelsea have reportedly added a England World Cup star to their transfer shortlist of goalkeepers should Thibaut Courtois leave for Real Madrid.

Sarri has been without many of Chelsea's big name players since taking over the reigns at Stamford Bridge due to their exertions at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, although he has admitted that he has been impressed by the standard of his clubs young players.

Liverpool stole a march on Chelsea by signing Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who was the first choice to work under new manager Maurizio Sarri, but now Pickford is the favoured option.

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