Chelsea transfer news: Hazard and Willian exits still on THIS MONTH – Sky Sports pundit

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CHELSEA could yet sell star men Willian and Eden Hazard this summer.

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Chelsea could yet sell Willian and Eden Hazard, according to Matt Le Tissier

That’s the verdict of Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier as transfer speculation continues to surround the Blues duo.

They didn’t leave before Thursday’s 5pm deadline, but could still head off to European sides.

Although the Premier League window for incoming signings is now closed, sides on the continent can continue to buy England-based players until the end of August.

Hazard is liked by Real Madrid, who are after a star replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo following his move to Juventus.

And Sky Sports man Le Tissier says a big-money exit for the Belgian superstar can’t be ruled out.

“I don’t think you can take it as a given (that they will stay),” he said of Willian, who has also been linked with Real and rivals Barcelona, and Hazard.

“The opportunity is there and if somebody came in, a Barcelona came back in for Willian at £90m or something, would you turn it down? 

“As a business can you turn it down? That’s a lot of money.”

“That’s when you’ve got to look at what you’ve got in the rest of your squad,” the Southampton legend added.

“You have to look at the rest of the squad and think ‘can I have a reasonable challenge with what I’ve got left? Can I get through to January?’.

“Then you can go out and get a replacement for him. 

“Those are the decisions you have to make, but at the end of the day, they have a choice whether to say yes or no. 

“I don’t think you can take it as a given (that they will stay)”

Sky Sports man Le Tissier on Chelsea paid Hazard and Willian

“So I don’t get the argument that the clubs and people are moaning that ‘our window closes here and the European window closes there’. 

“It doesn’t really matter because you can say no.”

Sarri has handed a debut to new Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa for the trip to Huddersfield today, just days after his £71m switch from Athletic Bilbao.

N’Golo Kante starts in midfield in place of the injured Cesc Fabregas.

Willian is also given the nod to play in attack, with Eden Hazard on the bench.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Barkley, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Morata, Pedro.

Subs: Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Moses, Giroud, Zappacosta, Christensen.

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