Chelsea face an interesting summer transfer window. Not only are they set to face a two-window transfer ban, they might also have to part ways with attacking star Eden Hazard. Hazard has been a key player for the Blues since his arrival at the club during the summer of 2012. He has once again been arguably its best player again this season as he has gone on to score 16 goals and provide 15 assists from 37 games in the Premier League.
If not for the Belgian, Maurizio Sarri’s side would probably have finished outside the top four. It looks like Hazard wants to leave the club this summer. He has not signed a new deal as yet with his current one set to expire next summer. This means that the Blues will have to sell him this summer or risk either losing him for free or for a bargain fee next January.
On paper, it would seem ridiculous for the Blues to not sell Hazard this summer considering that he is not signing a new deal. However, considering the situation which awaits the Blues, it would not be irrational for them to keep him and be willing to lose him at a reduced price. The Blues will have to recall players from loan this summer. Many of these players are either unproven at Premier League level or failed to impress when they were given opportunities for the first-team.
The West Londoners could thus face a tough task if they want to finish in the top four next season. Hazard will be able to add firepower for the team and there is no doubt that if he stays at Stamford Bridge, he will help the club to win games and contribute a lot of goals. The Blues now have to make a very difficult decision.