Real Madrid transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo deal is bad news for Chelsea – Parlour | Football | Sport
That is the verdict of former Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour.
Ronaldo joined Juventus last week for a fee of around £105million.
Parlour expects Gareth Bale to be more of a regular at Real Madrid after Ronaldo’s departure.
But he also thinks the La Liga giants will delve into the transfer market, with Hazard a key target.
“He’s 29 today, Gareth, so happy birthday to him,” Parlour said on talkSPORT.
“Well he’s got to play now, surely.
“But they’ve got to buy someone as well and that will probably worry Chelsea fans.
“Hazard, he had a brilliant World Cup, absolutely brilliant for Belgium. He will definitely be on their radar.
“Whether they can get him or not well have to wait and see, or whether he stays at Chelsea.”
Eden Hazard fuelled speculation over his future on Saturday following Belgium’s third-place play-off win over England.
The forward said: “After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different. Certainly after this World Cup.
“I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go.
“You know my preferred destination.”