ex-Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot has warned his former club against keeping Eden Hazard this year and lose him for nothing when his contract expires next summer.
Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Melchiot said:
“Keeping him for another year and letting him go for free? That would be bad business.
“As a fan, all along I want to keep Hazard until the last minute. But as a business it would not be a smart move to hold onto him.
“You don’t want to let anybody walk out for free.
“If you can get a lot of money for him… he’s on his last year and still has a value of around £100m. If they can get that for him, it would be great.”