Chelsea to make Eden Hazard Premier League’s highest paid player

Eden Hazard-Chelsea
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard

Despite Antonio Conte being eager to strengthen his squad in both the January and summer transfer windows, Chelsea’s main objective is to tie Eden Hazard down to a new long-term contract by making him the Premier League’s highest paid player.

Real Madrid have long been linked with the Belgian, yet have never made concrete steps to bring him to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Recently, Hazard’s father has suggested in an interview with Le Soir with that the reason the former Lille star has turned down an offer from the London club is because he is waiting for see Los Blancos’ intentions in the summer.

Upon hearing this, Roman Abramovich has immediately got to work on a new contract for their best player.

An offer of 338,000 euros per week would represent a 50% increase on the net 225,000 euros per week salary he currently earns according to a report in The Telegraph.

It would also propel him ahead of Paul Pogba as the highest paid footballer in England’s top flight.