Barcelona Plan Raid On Chelsea If They Miss Out On Luis Suarez

By on June 23, 2014

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Barcelona are ready to target Eden Hazard if they can’t sign Luis Suarez.

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Barcelona will make a move for Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard if they fail to lure Luis Suarez away from Liverpool this summer, according to reports today.

There has been increasing speculation in recent days suggesting that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could be heading to Spain with newspaper Mundo Deportivo one of several sources to claim that the Uruguayan is keen on joining Barcelona this summer after new boss Luis Enrique made the Uruguayan one of his priority signings.

It’s understood that the 27-year-old wants to move nearer to his wife’s family, as they live just outside of the Barcelona area, and there has been suggestions that the Catalan club could try and use winger Alexis Sanchez as part of a player-plus-cash swap deal to tempt Liverpool into a sale.

However, understandably Liverpool appear determined to hang on to their star man and Brendan Rodger will do everything possible to persuade the 31-goal striker to remain at Anfield after narrowly missing out on the Premier League title last season.

The Mirror claim that the reluctance on Liverpool’s part to do business has led Barcelona to look at other options and they have now identified Chelsea’s Eden Hazard as a potential alternative should Suarez remain on Merseyside.

Hazard has just enjoyed an excellent season at Stamford Bridge that saw him named the PFA Young Player of the Year as well as the official Chelsea Player of the Year following his 14 goals in 35 league games.

However, there have been reports of tension between the young Belgian and boss Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese coach publicly criticised the attacker for his part in the clubs defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi finals.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been strongly linked with Hazard in recent weeks but now it appears the French champions could face stiff competition from Barcelona should the Spaniard’s turn their attention to the Chelsea man this summer.

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It would certainly put Chelsea in a difficult position if the likes of Barca and PSG come in and table big-money bids for Hazard, and although the player appears indispensable to the club after his performances last season, Mourinho has proven he isn’t scared of selling key men at the right price.

I would still think it’s highly unlikely Hazard would be sold unless a ridiculously high offer was submitted, but with the likes of Barca and PSG involved, you just never know what can happen and Mourinho may be happy to bring in a huge sum if he’s able to use it on strengthening other areas of the squad.

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  2. MTR

    June 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Barcelona cannot afford him ,they think 55 mil will do it ,that is less than PSG ,no chance .

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