Insigne could replace Hazard at Chelsea, but not this summer — In Focus

Chelsea eye vital replacement as £300k-a-week deal to be rejected Conte wants £45m Serie A star

	Posted by Ron Carne

Chelsea eye vital replacement as £300k-a-week deal to be rejected Conte wants £45m Serie A star Posted by Ron Carne

Antionio Conte has need for another attack at Chelsea, and apparently he wants that attacker to be Lorenzo Insigne. The tabloid believe that Florentino Perez is looking to draft in another "galactico" in order to support his bid to be re-elected as president, and Hazard appears to fit the criteria.

The story says that Chelsea have put a new contract worth £300,000 a week on the table for Hazard but the 26-year-old has not yet signed the new deal.

Insigne made 49 appearances for Napoli last season, scoring 20 goals and assisting 12 further strikes.

Insigne progressed through the ranks at Napoli and after a few loan spells away from the club, he has finally established himself as a key figure for the first team at San Paolo.

That, along with the fact that Hazard is now sidelined for three months with a broken ankle, would throw serious spanners in the works if Chelsea were officially interested in luring Insigne away from the Stadio San Paolo, and it could well be that this particular rumour is just The Sun putting two and two together to make five.

According to The Sun, the Premier League champions are braced for a huge bid from Los Blancos for Hazard.

Could Hazard stay at Chelsea?

The Italy global is contracted to the club until the summer of 2022.

His form has led to speculation linking his furtive to Spanish and European Champions Real Madrid, Initially Hazard claimed that he was not going anywhere this summer, before then admitting he would listen to offers from Real Madrid.

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