Marina Granovskaia can settle £11.5m Eden Hazard disparity but Chelsea must surrender wonderkid.
Chelsea and Real Madrid are vying for the signing of Fulham wonderkid Fabio Carvalho, but the two sides may be able to work out their differences and emerge happy.
After fanning the fires of a trade battle with Real Madrid, Chelsea has been struck a significant transfer problem ahead of the winter window.
The Blues have found themselves in a dilemma in which Roman Abramovich and Florentino Perez both have an interest in one of England’s brightest prospects, while Chelsea also has its sights set on Eden Hazard.
Fulham might face a transfer bidding war for one of their prized assets since both sides are equally financially powerful.
In football’s present economic context, a deal between Chelsea and Real Madrid might be reached that leaves both Abramovich and Perez pleased and free of overpaying.
But first, the Blues and Los Blancos must resolve a £11.5 million value discrepancy in a prospective deal to bring the 30-year-old winger back to Stamford Bridge.
According to El Nacional, Abramovich believes the Belgian can reclaim his standing as one of the top players in the world if he returns to west London.
Despite being assessed at £22.5 million by Transfermarkt, the report indicates that Chelsea will not spend more than £34 million for Hazard.
Chelsea have joined Real Madrid in the hunt to sign Fabio Carvalho, according to Eurosport, amid suggestions that the 19-year-old is set to depart Craven Cottage in the summer.
Carvalho, whose contract at Fulham expires at the end of the season, has had a breakout season in the Championship under Marco Silva, contributing directly to four goals in seven games.
With Chelsea and Real Madrid battling it out for the England youth international, Marina Granovskaia might use the discrepancy in Hazard’s value as pressure to get the club’s former number ten a new contract.
The European champions might then abandon their chase of Carvalho, giving Carlo Ancelotti’s side a big boost in their pursuit of the teenager – though it is unlikely to be a free transfer.
However, if Thomas Tuchel’s Champions League champions put the plug on a Carvalho deal, it might help the Blues in their pursuit of Hazard.