- Barcelona set to offer Ousmane Dembele and cash for Eden Hazard
- The Catalan giants join Real Madrid in chase for the Chelsea star
- Hazard has hinted he would leave The Blues after the World Cup
Barcelona are set to offer Ousmane Dembele plus cash to Chelsea for want-away star Eden Hazard, The Sun, quoting Sport, has said.
Hazard used the moments after winning the World Cup third spot with Belgium to issue a come-and-get-me plea to Europe’s top clubs.
The 27-year-old's long-term suitors, Real Madrid, need new attacking talents after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
Barcelona’s attacking line-up looked settled with Lionel Messi supported by Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez and Dembele.
But, according to Spanish media outlet Sport, the French youngster will be used as a bargaining tool and a makeweight in the Catalan club’s efforts to land the Belgian star.
But new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri wants face-to-face talks with Hazard in a bid to convince him to stay at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian said: "Clearly we would always like to keep the strongest players, this is what any manager wants to do, what any club wants to do.
"But we will have to see how the market goes over the next few days. I feel much more a pitch manager than a general manager.
"I think I am one of the few managers who is bored by the transfer market. I don’t want to talk about it and not that interested in it.
"My task is growing the players that we have.
"A telephone call without looking them in the eye will not give me any certainty.
"I want to meet them face-to-face, understand what the best thing is to do for everyone.
"I would also like a player to come on the pitch for four or five days to have a clear idea what the situation is."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported Hazard has reportedly agreed a switch to Real Madrid this summer.
According to RMC Sport the Chelsea main man has agreed terms with the European champions.
But the Blues and Los Blancos are yet to agree on a fee, with nothing less than £200m wanted by the Stamford Bridge outfit.