Chelsea appear to have found a possible replacement for Eden Hazard, whose future at the club remains in doubt, as rumours about a move to Real Madrid have been intensifying in the last couple of days. It is believed that the Blues have accepted that Hazard is departing and that they are preparing a bid for PSV forward Hirving Lozano, one of the break-out stars at the 2018 World Cup.
Several Mexican media have reported on Thursday that Chelsea are ready to spend a large part of the transfer fee they will receive for Hazard on Lozano, with the intention of outbidding the competition and preventing a bidding war with the competition, including FC Barcelona and Manchester United. Chelsea are confident that they will convince PSV to sell their star player for a fee around 60m.
Lozano was signed by PSV last season in a 10m deal from Mexican side Pachuca. The talented winger had an impressive debut season, scoring 14 goals and helping the Dutch giants win their 24th league title. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, new PSV coach Mark van Bommel insisted that PSV would not sell Lozano for any bids lower than 50m. If the club from Eindhoven manages to sell the Mexican for a 50m fee, Lozano will become the most expensive player in the history of Dutch football.