Barca make contact with Hazard



Barcelona have already made contact with representatives of Chelsea star Eden Hazard over a summer move, according to reports.

Catalan-based Diario Sport say the Blaugrana have held initiative talks with representatives of the Belgium international which were said to be positive.

A report in the outlet on Wednesday said the Catalan giants had identified the 27-year-old as their main target to sign in this window, despite the player also being linked to Real Madrid.

The playmaker is starring for Belgium at this summer’s World Cup as links of him moving on from the FA Cup winners have once again re-emerged.

Barca were unsuccessful in their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann and despite the signing of Arthur Melo, central midfielders Paulinho and Andres Iniesta have both moved on.

“Right now I’m good at Chelsea and besides, nobody has approached me with an offer,” Hazard told BeIn Sports, in quotes cited by Marca on Tuesday.

“Yes I know I have said that Zidane is special but the Madrid shirt is special with or without him at the club and they are a club who make you dream.

“I’m doing well in blue, so my future does not bother me.”