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Chelsea fear Hazard summer move to Real Madrid inevitable

Chelsea fear there is nothing they can do to prevent Eden Hazard from joining Real Madrid in the summer, according to the ESPN sources.

Zinedine Zidane’s shock return to the Bernabeu and Hazard’s desire to move to the Spanish capital will only strengthen Madrid’s appeal to Hazard.

Chelsea are expected to demand at least £100 million to sell the Belgium international but are aware they will struggle to replace him regardless of the size of the fee they recoup-particularly if they are not able to secure a delay to the two-transfer window ban by FIFA.

The Blues are more confident of keeping another of their prized assets, N’Golo Kante, amid reports in Spain this week that Madrid are keen on the World Cup winner as part of Zidane’s planned overhaul.

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