Eden Hazard has put Real Madrid and PSG on red alert after talks with Chelsea over a new contract stalled.
The Belgium international has been in negotiations with the west London club over a new five year deal but, despite Jose Mourinho insisting in December that the contract was close to being signed, the Express are now reporting talks have broken down.
Hazard currently earns £175,000-a-week and has two and half years left on his current contract, but the paper says wants more than the club’s top earners Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas – who both bring home in excess of £300k a week.
And the Express says Hazard, who signed for Chelsea from Lille for £32m in 2012, is looking for something in the region of £300k which would bring him level with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.
However, it is unclear whether Chelsea would be prepared to pay that amount as they are bound by Uefa’s financial fair play rules.
And this could encourage the likes of Real Madrid and PSG to make a summer move for the 24-year-old.