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Talks underway as Chelsea agree to reduce Hazard fee

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea are reportedly ready to reduce their asking price for Belgium international Eden Hazard as talks are reported to have started with Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid.

The Belgium international has since been linked with a move away from the West London outfit and has refused to sign a new deal to be able to actualize his dream to move to Real Madrid and work under his football idol and manager Zinedine Zidane in the coming season.

In order not to lose him for free, the Blues team have decided to open talks with the Spanish side and they had earlier insisted on a £100 million as the asking price to be able to land his signature.

But the latest report claims that the Blues team are now ready to come down a little and will accept a fee of £90 million which could lead to an agreement between both sides.

The Blues have decided to look out for a replacement for the Belgium international and are reported to have identified French Ligue 1 outfit Lille striker Nicolas Pepe as the best fit for the club.

Chelsea have lacked cutting edge since the start of the season and they hope to have it corrected with new additions.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.