€50 million Brazilian superstar agrees to join Real Madrid, Serie A superstar on the verge of joining Chelsea, Chelsea superstar joins Atletico Madrid and more: Transfer Roundup, 21 January 2019
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. Let's take a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates that made headlines on 21 January 2019.
Eden Hazard rules out Real Madrid move in January
Sarriball was well received at first at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea looked keen to adapt to a fashionable style of play without any hassles. However, over the past couple of months, cracks have started to appear and now it looks like some of the top players might look for an exit as they are continuously being played out of position.
Prominent among those stars is a certain Eden Hazard who has previously flirted openly with Real Madrid and teased a move to the Spanish capital.
However, now, according to The Mirror (via Marca), though Real Madrid has been his dream club since his days at Lille, he intends to reject offers from other clubs so that he can join Los Blancos next season. The report claims,
“The Belgian doesn't want to disrupt Chelsea's season and will wait until the end of the season before forcing a move; the Spanish giants also don't wish to go to war with the Blues by attempting to unsettle Hazard in January, even if they could do with an attacking reinforcement immediately.”
Hazard had previously confessed his love for Madrid and said,
"Real Madrid is the best club in the world. I don't want to lie, it is my dream since I was a kid.
"We will see. I don't want to talk about this every day. I don't have time, but we will talk about my future soon.
"In my head, sometimes I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future. I am 27 and I will turn 28 in January.
"It is also when you have a dream and you want to make it happen. It is like I have said a lot of times: if I leave I will be happy, I know if I stay I will be happy."