Carlo Ancelotti apparently has no interest in selling Eden Hazard this summer. As far as he is concerned, the Belgian is still very much in his plans for the next season. But why? Hazard has only made 22 appearances this season and started in just 9 of them. It doesn’t look like he has found favour under Ancelotti, yet he will potentially see another season with him.
Chelsea fans have prayed for a day when Eden Hazard will be reunited with them once again. That day could have arrived this summer. However, with Ancelotti claiming that he has plans for the Belgian and AC Milan lurking around, the blues may just miss out on this dream after all.
AC Milan have reportedly registered their interest in Eden Hazard. It couldn’t come at a better time as Real Madrid will meet with Milan director Paulo Maldini to discuss the transfer of the Los Blancos loanee, Brahim Diaz. Diaz is currently on loan to AC Milan, and whilst the Italian giants see a future with the Spaniard, they would like to lower the transfer fee from €22million (£18.6million). It is unlikely that Real Madrid will lower their original loan to buy fee which was agreed back in 2021, but they could gift Milan with a discount on Hazard for their troubles.
Should Chelsea fans be worried?
Well, yes and no. It would be an absolute dream to have Hazard back, hugging the touchline, performing his mystic magic from the dark arts on the ball. In fact, I’d definitely pay good money to see that. Ensure that my future Chelsea tickets are seated on either the east or west stand to get a close-up view. However, a move for the Belgian would be a win for everyone. No matter where he goes.
Chelsea currently have their hands tied in terms of transfer negotiations until they have announced their new owner. If AC Milan is serious about this move, Chelsea fans may have to forget about the dream they once had. The majority of us have been taken aback with his lack of chances given under ex-Chelsea manager Ancelotti. He has been an unused substitute for 16 matches and with a new injury taking him out of the game for six weeks, it’s unlikely that he’ll see any more game time.
It seems to me that it has been a match made in hell. I just want to see him back in full action in different scenery as it might help his current, disappointing condition. I do hope that Ancelotti’s comments from January turn to be false. He boldly stated in the press: “Hazard is in our plans for the next season, I can confirm.”
It is clearly not the right fit and we need our legend to be saved from his repeated nightmares in the Spanish capital. If the failure to lower the fee for Brahim Diaz is Hazard’s way out, then so be it. I just hope AC Milan takes good care of him like they have been doing with Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud.