Chelsea’s Eden Hazard & Real Madrid
On Wednesday, the Evening Standard have reported that transfer talks between Chelsea and Real Madrid over Eden Hazard have stalled.
Real Madrid chief executive Jose Angel Sánchez has reportedly left London without closing a deal for Hazard.
However, Blues’ fans are also told that “Chelsea look certain to lose Eden Hazard to Real Madrid despite face-to-face talks between the two clubs collapsing over the fee.”
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) June 5, 2019
Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen talks about Real Madrid
Tottenham fans are now fearing that Christian Eriksen will leave the club this summer.
Now back in Denmark ahead of upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers, Eriksen has confirmed that he’s interested in a new challenge.
The Spurs midfielder also discussed a potential move to Real Madrid.
Eriksen revealed that Real Madrid are yet to start talks with Spurs.
BREAKING: @SpursOfficial midfielder Christian Eriksen has confirmed he is looking for a new challenge in football and is open to leaving the club this summer.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 5, 2019
Real Madrid’s 2019 transfer budget
Real Madrid completed their second signing of the summer (after Porto defender Eder Militao) on Tuesday.
Serbian centre-forward Luka Jovic has left Eintracht Frankfurt to join Los Blancos.
The clubs avoided revealing Jovic’s transfer fee, however rumours suggest that Real Madrid paid out 70 million euros for the attacker.
A HUGE summer signing! 💰💰💰
Real Madrid have signed Serbian striker Luka Jović on a six-year contract for a reported fee of around €70m 🇪🇸
He scored 27 goals for Frankfurt last season, including 🔟 in the Europa League…pic.twitter.com/FY6ePJizxV
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 4, 2019
At the same time, Real Madrid appear to be on the verge of signing Ferland Mendy.
Real Madrid will reportedly pay Lyon €55 million for Mendy.
— AS English (@English_AS) June 4, 2019
So how much money does Zinedine Zidane have to invest in players this summer?
Can Real Madrid afford to buy Jovic, Hazard and Eriksen in the same window?
Back in May, Marca delved into Real Madrid’s summer finances.
Marca claimed that Zidane will have a 300 million euro budget to spend on summer acquisitions.
If true, Real would probably just about have enough money for their summer targets.
But there’s a caveat to Real Madrid’s budget, as the club also have to balance their books to conform with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
Marca told their readers that Real Madrid need to significantly trim their squad:
In a summer transfer window where Real Madrid are expected to be more active than their previous seasons, Los Blancos will seek to gain 200 million euros from player sales whilst looking to invest 300m euros in transfer fees.
Madrid are eager to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, which dictate that the clubs have a 100m euro allowance to spend compared to what they earned in one season.
Claims Real Madrid to spend €540 million
Marca’s rival AS have gone even further in their estimation of Real Madrid’s summer transfer budget.
AS have previously claimed that Zidane could invest up to €540 million in new players this summer. However, readers were also told the following:
With around 150m euros already at their disposal – according to the club’s accounts – Madrid can also expect to raise cash from player sales (with the likes of Gareth Bale, James Rodríguez and Mateo Kovacic earmarked for the exit) and a new deal with long-term kit suppliers Adidas, which is to be announced soon and is likely to bring in over 100m euros a year.
That still won’t be enough, though, and having already borrowed 575m to finance their stadium redevelopment (albeit they don’t have to start paying that back until 2022), Madrid are set to take out another loan to top up their transfer warchest.
Se avecina un verano de grandes cambios en el @realmadrid. Son muchos los nombres relacionados con nuestro club, entre los que destacan @hazardeden10 o @paulpogba. El @diarioas señala en su portada que la #OperaciónRenove podría dispararse hasta los 540 millones de euros. pic.twitter.com/yxu61O7qiK
— Juanma de la Poza (@JuanmadelaPoza) May 2, 2019
Finally, it’s also worth noting that French daily L’Equipe have previously claimed that Real Madrid have 500 million euros to invest in summer signings.
@lequipe hace eco del mercado en el Real Madrid, 500M£ para darle a Zidane lo que pide, Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba y donatello Kilyan Mbappe serian los deseados por Zizou para la 2019-2020. pic.twitter.com/c8EjXbrGy2
— LigaGlobal (@LigaGlobal) March 28, 2019