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Barcelona to make Hazard number one target


Eden Hazard news

Barcelona have made the acquisition of Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard their main priority, Catalan-based publication Sport claims.



According to reports in Spain, Barcelona are willing to pay £100m for the Belgium international. This report is coming shortly after Hazard spoke of his admiration for Barcelona's bitter rivals Real Madrid.

The Catalan side are looking for a replacement for the legendary Andres Iniesta, who left the club at the end of last season after spending 22 years at Camp Nou.

Real Madrid have also identified Hazard as a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who completed his move to Serie A side Juventus this week.

With Chelsea out of the UEFA Champions League for next season, the pacy attacker may just decide to move to Spain to ensure that he continues to play at the highest level.

Hazard could, however, be forced to stay at Chelsea with reports claiming that incoming boss Maurizio Sarri will only join the Blues if both him and Willian are not sold this summer.