Chelsea makes Kovacic demand with Real Madrid during Hazard talks

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Chelsea insisted that Mateo Kovacic must not be included in their deal with Real Madrid over Eden Hazard according to Dailystar.

Chelsea gets massive fee for Eden Hazard
Chelsea gets massive fee for Eden Hazard

As Negotiations have been ongoing for some time, but an agreement was finally reached over Hazard.

Real finally agreeing to pay an initial amount of £88m for the 28-year-old superstar, with the deal rising to £130m.

The Real boss, Zinedine Zidane, was desperate to include the Belgian as part of his summer overhaul at the Bernabeu.

Finally, Hazard is ready to end his seven-year association with the Blues, with the switch to Santiago Bernbeau being expected to be completed by next week after he returns from international duty.

Meanwhile, questions are surrounding over the future of Kovacic, even after he spent last season as a loanee at the Stamford Bridge.

The Real midfielder maybe signed by Chelsea regardless of their transfer ban, which is now in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Kovacic, whose contract with the Blues runs till the end of June according to his loan deal; the club can still sign him whether or not they win their appeal.

The Croatia international played a key role for Maurizio Sarri, helping the club in making a comeback to Champions League, with a third-place finish in the Premier League and also winning the Europa League this season.

However, it is being said that Granovskaia insisted that during negotiations talks over Hazard, Kovacic should be kept apart, which meant a deal was off the table.

That was the main reason due to which Chelsea was ultimately successful in getting such a massive fee for a player having only 12 months remaining on his contract.

Now Hazard will be getting a salary worth £400,000-a-week which is double the salary he is on in west London.

Despite the money coming to Chelsea, the Blues will have to wait for a year to sign a world class player to replace Hazard due to the transfer ban spanning over two windows.

Kovacic, although, remains an alternative option for the club which the Blues can add to their ranks permanently.

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