The LaLiga champions, Barcelona are willing to smash the British transfer record to land the ex-Lille forward, who is currently on a contract at the West London club ‘Chelsea‘.
After missing out of Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona are now exploring the possibility of signing Hazard.
However, Eden Hazard is supposedly the choice for Barca – although Real Madrid also wants him – while Eriksen is all set to remain at Tottenham with Ousmane Dembele possibly set to leave the club ‘Barcelona’.
According to reports, Hazard has reportedly agreed to sign for Barca and will move in a £80million deal.
Eden Hazard who is currently at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with his country’s national team as the captain is set to face off England come Saturday for third-place playoff after been beaten by France to make it to the finals.
The 27-year-old Belgium playmaker had publicly stated that he will not rule out a move away from Chelsea.
The forward had also called on Chelsea owner, Roma Abramovich to sign new players that can win the Premier League and Champions League next season before he will make his decision on whether to extend his stay at the Stamford Bridge or not.
When Hazard was questioned about the progress over a new deal at Chelsea, Hazard told reporters: “I’m waiting for new players next season. We’ll see.
“I want good players because I want to win the Premier League next season.
“Yeah, [I have to think about] a lot of things, and then we will see. That’s why I’m taking my time. It’s something big.”
He added: “I need two more trophies: Champions League and FA Cup. I think, to play Champions League next season is important. To win trophies also.
“Trophies are important. FA Cup, League Cup, Premier League, Champions League. You know? And it’s more important for me because I’ve never won this one. That’s why I want to win.”
Hazard’s current terms expire in 2020 and Barcelona can crank up the pressure on the Blues to sell.
They know Hazard’s value will drop dramatically when if he gets within a year of his deal expiring, which gives Chelsea a massive dilemma on whether to cash in.