Monday 22 January 2018

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink eyes shock move for Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie

Chelsea could bring a proven goalscorer back to the Premier League to solve their striker problems... Robin van Persie.

Poor 32-year-old Van Persie is having a miserable time in Turkey since moving to Fenerbahce from Manchester United.

And according to The Daily Express, any move hinges on whether Chelsea can complete a loan move for Corinthians' Brazil striker Alexandre Pato today.

Chelsea desperately need a striker as back-up to Diego Costa and with Shakhtar Donetsk's Alex Teixeira probably moving to Liverpool, and apparent doubts surrounding the fitness of Pato (who is due to have a medical in London today), a short-term deal for RVP is suddenly on the cards.

Chelsea will demand at least £80 million before even thinking about selling Eden Hazard, reports The Sun.

The Belgian has not been at his best this season, with some suggesting he may have had his head turned by Real. And if Chelsea reluctantly accept that Hazard can leave this summer, The Sun suggests Roman Abramovich believes he could command a fee similar to the world record £88 million Real Madrid paid to land Gareth Bale in 2013.

Apparently Hazard is Real's top target ahead of a £250 million spending spree this summer - should their appeal against a 12-month transfer ban be successful.

Unsurprisingly, Barcelona and PSG are also keen on the Belgian, although Hazard is understood to want a move to the Bernabeu.

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