Reports surfaced in the media that Chelsea’s most priced possession Eden Hazard is in the radar of Real Madrid after Florentino Perez signaled interest in the services of the player.
The speculation over his future was further heightened when the player liked a report linking him with a departure on his Instagram page. The 24-year-old Belgian have been below par this season to the extent that he came off the bench for seven minutes last weekend as Chelsea won Aston Villa.
The PFA player of the year has grown to become a mainstay in the squad of Chelsea but if they lose him to Madrid, Chelsea can look to the following players as replacement for the Belgian stalwart.
The 26-year old Ukrainian has been on the radar of several European clubs including Arsenal but Sky Sport reporter two days ago that Mourinho has been scouting the player.
In the match of Spain against Ukraine, Mourinho was reportedly in the stance and Konoplyanka was among the potential signings he was watching.
He was among the best players in the Europa League last season for former club Dnipro and also scored for Sevilla in their Super Cup lose to Barcelona. He reportedly has a £30 millio release clause.
The 21-year-old Italian youngster has been impressive for Sassuolo over the past two seasons. He has averaged one goal in two games for club.
Barcelona are also thought to be in the want of the player but Chelsea can still sign the youngster.
The youngster is also very creative, ending last season as the player with the most assist in the Seria A. He is versatile and can play anywhere across the middle.
The Germany youngster star can play across any wing and has his style has been likened to that of Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze.
Even though still very young, Meyer has been featuring regularly for Schalke and has earned a call up the German national team.
Chelsea can look to the direction of the youngster as replacement for Hazard.