That escalated quickly. Catalan paper insists Eden Hazard is 'interested' in Barcelona switch
- Barca have made Hazard their No 1 transfer target this summer, as per SPORT
- They have allegedly got a positive response
SPORT, not a very reliable source it must be pointed out, understand the Catalan giants want an Antoine Griezmann like player after the Frenchman decided to stay at Atletico Madrid. They want a world-class attacking player who could also help in midfield.
What's more, they insist the player's representatives would gladly accept the move and the player himself has expressed his approval.
Following Paulinho's move to China for €50m, Barca now reportedly have enough funds at their disposal.
The source adds there are two obstacles to the deal. First, it is Chelsea's reluctance to sell their star player whose contract runs out in summer 2020. Secondly, Real Madrid's interest in the player who would reportedly prefer a move to Santiago Bernabeu.