Mourinho Told He’ll Have To Sell Hazard Or Oscar To Fund Ambitious Spending Spree

By on April 4, 2014

As we approach the business end of the season clubs are starting to make plans for the summer transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, could Chelsea be forced to sell one of their key men?

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho may be forced to sell the likes of Eden Hazard or Oscar to help fund summer moves for Diego Costa and Mario Mandzukic, according to the Mirror.

Mourinho has made it clear he’s in the market for new options up front after voicing his frustration at not having any ‘real strikers’ in his squad several times in recent months.

The Portuguese coach has supposedly been given the go-ahead to offload all four of his current crop this summer, with Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba all expected to leave, while Romelu Lukaku is also surplus to requirements with Everton and Tottenham among those interested.

It’s also reported that Jose is looking to sell David Luiz to either PSG or Bayern Munich for around £35m but those sales wont be able to raise enough money to fund Chelsea’s ambitious plans in the transfer market this summer.

The Mirror claim that Mourinho wants to sign both Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa and Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic to solve his striker problems, Luke Shaw is being eyed as a replacement for Ashley Cole while a move for Everton’s Ross Barkley is also on the agenda.

However, the newspaper suggests that the Blues boss has been told he needs to raise further cash to help fund his plans as the club needs to try and stay within UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, which could mean one of Eden Hazard or Oscar will need to be sacrificed.

Despite making £37m from the sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United in January, the report states that Chelsea still spent a net £62m this season which is an unsustainable amount if they want to fall in line with UEFA’s new guidelines, so a star player will have to be sold this summer if Mourinho want’s to land all of his top targets.

Selling Hazard seems totally out of the question but there’s no denying he is Chelsea’s most valuable asset and his sale would go a long way to financing moves for the likes of Costa, Mandzukic and Shaw, so Jose could see it as being a sacrifice worth making for the overall good of the squad.

Mourinho clearly has issues with his strikers while he’s being forced to play Cesar Azpilicueta out-of-position at left-back, so you could argue the team would be a lot stronger if they sold Hazard and brought in Costa, Mandzukic and Shaw.

I would still be majorly surprised if the West Londoners agreed to offload Hazard, but it’s going to be interesting to see how they fund Mourinho’s ambitious plans this summer.

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Would Chelsea fans be happy to see Hazard leave if it meant they got Costa, Mandzukic and Shaw? Share your views below.

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25 Comments

  1. SANYU CLEMENT

    April 4, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Just remove this nosense post even the most foolish coach cant do that and u think the special one can sell stars to bring upcoming flops.

    • BB777

      April 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Oscar is not a star, he’s a bloody liability, like playing with 10 men.

  2. sunday

    April 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Mor can not b foolish to sell eden

  3. Paul

    April 4, 2014 at 10:32 am

    What a ridiculous article. Chelsea are much more likely to sell/swap any or all of these; Ba, Bertrand, Cole, Kakuta, Lakaku, Luiz, Marin, McEchran, Mikel, Moses, or Torres! the sale or use of these players as makeweights could bring in £80M+ worth of players. You forget to highlight that Chelsea are currently operating within FFP rules when other premeiership teams are not.

    • BB777

      April 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      But why keep Oscar? 9 out of 10 games he’s little more than useless to the team.

  4. ikenna m

    April 4, 2014 at 10:33 am

    It sounds stupid honestly

  5. dharmielahrey

    April 4, 2014 at 11:24 am

    If u mou should sell either oscar or eden it’s a very very bad decision,did he forget dat dey are our key 4 success dis season. I know dat wit d help of salah nd matic dis 2 guys will do more next season.abeg don’t sell them o…

  6. Enyinnaya Ok-B

    April 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Stop this Hazard is not for sell ok

  7. tunnex

    April 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

    josé, please don’t even try it, well I know you’re wise enough to control that.. chelsea till I die

  8. kenneth

    April 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Selling ED7 will be a disaster to chelsea football club, they rather sell any of Rami or Oscar than selling our best player who could soon become the Best player on the planet.

  9. Aminu

    April 4, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Rubbish post

  10. Ernest

    April 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Please if you are selling our player please rule out the selling of eden harzard. Please chelsea fan’s outlet don’t allow this to happen o!

  11. Terry lynch

    April 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Wota. A load bollox. Must have dug deep to find this piece of complete BS.

  12. ADEYANJU

    April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Mourinho please be wise ooo. Don’t even dream of selling either HAZARD OR OSCAR talkless it will come to reality. To cope with FFP we give you Ramires and Luiz plus all our current striker.

    • BB777

      April 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      You clearly haven’t been watching Oscar, he’s either not very good, not happy, or just not suited to the English game. Whichever it is, most of the time he’s like a ghost on the field. Just watch him over the remainder of the season: his tackling is poor; his shooting rare & goals rarer still; his passes regularly don’t get to their target, hence his set-up rate is appalling for an attacking midfielder. You’ve been pulled in by the hype, now go check the stats & watch the boy, it’s like playing with 10 men.

      • Gear

        April 4, 2014 at 5:32 pm

        You clearly know nothing about football. Oscar is sbsolute talent, he’s the reason Mata was sold and he’s also Brazil’s no.10. All this and he is still only 22. You look rather stupid

  13. james

    April 4, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Mou is confused man, he must go.

  14. james

    April 4, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Mou must leave chelsea,he is already confused

  15. nasiru

    April 5, 2014 at 12:20 am

    rubish decision

  16. joseph k

    April 5, 2014 at 4:18 am

    if chelsea sel eden,oscar let be assured that i’ll join crystal palace. Foolish move

  17. eduh

    April 5, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Selling EDH will create a disaster at chelsea fc Squad.

  18. nicholas clement

    April 5, 2014 at 8:08 am

    jose must be out of mind,why a coach tryin to sell one of d best player in world,a player like hazard if mourihno is willing to sell hazard.i too,i will leave the club rather than seeing mourihno selling our best players

  19. nicholas clement

    April 5, 2014 at 8:10 am

    mourihno please don’t try to sell hazard & oscar

  20. Don

    April 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Please jose,don’t do stupid things to sell hazard or oscar..they are the most incredible player in the world’s

  21. RAAJA

    April 8, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I think dis is just an article written 4 writting sake,so chelsea fans dont worry dis will not happen.

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