Reports reaching are linking Premier League giants Chelsea with Everton and Brazilian forward Richarlison as the Blues potential replacement for Eden Hazard, whom they claim could join Real Madrid this summer.
The report is according to British news tabloid The Daily Mirror who reports that the 13-time Champions League winners were very close to the signing of Hazard in a £100million in the summer but the move failed to materialise.
It will cost Chelsea an arm and leg to find another Hazard should this report about the Belgian move to Real Madrid bears fruit and Richarlison is one they could sign as a replacement.
Another report from the Daily Star claims the Everton forward could cost Chelsea £80m while the reports also says likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Ateltico Madrid and AC Milan are showing interest in the Brazilian.
The Brazilian, who earns £70,000-a-wk, is an outstanding great talent, having shone up front for Everton following his move from Watford, where he also looked one of the biggest prospects in the Premier League.
A similarly skilful wide-forward with an eye for goal, it’s easy to see why Chelsea might be tracking Richarlison to replace Hazard this summer.
And though the Star claim Everton want £80m for him, Chelsea should be able to afford that quite easily if they bring in £100m for Hazard as the Mirror have suggested.