Report reveals how Chelsea could help Tottenham keep £100m-rated star

Report reveals how Chelsea could help Tottenham keep £100m-rated star

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Real Madrid have made contact with Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen through intermediaries over a possible £100m summer transfer, according to the Independent.

However, the European champions could move for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard instead.

Both Eriksen and Hazard are out of contract at the end of next season and have been linked with moves away from London in recent months.

The Independent claims Madrid see Eriksen as a more acquirable target because of the way Spurs do business, which suggests Chelsea could let Hazard’s contract run down while Tottenham will be more eager to take a big fee for Eriksen.

That said, recent reports have claimed Spurs are confident Eriksen will sign a new long-term deal, following the the leads of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min.

If that happens, Madrid may switch their attentions to Hazard, which would almost certainly mean Eriksen staying at Tottenham next summer – Barcelona are said to have ended their interest in the Dane.

Spurs and Chelsea both look set for a nervous summer unless Hazard and Eriksen agree new contracts in the near future.

The London clubs face each other in the EFL Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night.

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