2pm Chelsea news: Hazard to Real Madrid, Conte costs Chelsea another £7m, Barkley is the new Lampard

Catch up on all the latest big Blues news here, including a big Antonio Conte update and the latest on Eden Hazard and the misfiring Olivier Giroud.

HAZARD WARNING

EDEN HAZARD'S rumoured transfer to Real Madrid could be back on after Los Blancos decided to overlook Antonio Conte due to player power and contract demands.

Conte had a turbulent relationship with Hazard at Stamford Bridge but Real could now go back in for the Belgian once a new manager is announced.

FEELING BLUE

REAL MADRID'S failure to sign Antonio Conte will cost his former club Chelsea more than £7million, according to reports.
And it is believed the La Liga giants pulled the plug on a deal for the Italian because of concerns over his "combustible character".

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF ROM'S HEART

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH as yet to visit Stamford Bridge this season, even though his Chelsea team are finally playing the kind of attractive football he has been craving.

In fact, the Russian oligarch has not set foot in Britain since the British government failed to renew his visa in May.

BARC-ING MAD

CHELSEA are on red alert after Barcelona reportedly told Ousmane Dembele to find a new club in January.

Dembele, 21, is considered one of football's brightest young talents and would no doubt be a welcome addition for all three Premier League sides.

A SARRI SIGHT

CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri is “disappointed” for misfiring Oliver Giroud after another blank against Burnley.

Giroud came off the bench for the last 16 minutes of the win at Turf Moor, and with the game at 3-0, the Frenchman was hoping to end his club goal drought.

BLUES BOUNTY

ROSS BARKLEY and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have "saved" Chelsea £100million with their recent good form.

That's the opinion of BBC pundit Garth Crooks, who has been surprised by the England pair's recent good form.

EDEN BLUES

EDEN HAZARD is a major doubt for Chelsea’s midweek Carabao Cup clash with Derby.

The Blues cruised to victory at Burnley without their main man who missed last week’s Europa League win over BATE Borisov with a back injury.

THE RACE IS TON

CHELSEA face a fight for to land the "next Andrea Pirlo" Sandro Tonali this January with Inter Milan sending scouts to watch the star.

The Blues are hoping to land the Brescia midfielder, 18, in the upcoming window but appear to face competition from Serie A.

CONTRACT KILLER

ANTONIO CONTE is out of the running to take over as Real Madrid manager after contract negotiations hit a "roadblock", according to reports.

The ex-Chelsea man was widely-tipped to replace Julen Lopetegui at the Bernabeu after a dreadful run of games for Los Blancos.

SARRI TEN

MAURIZIO SARRI has already begun breaking records at Chelsea, becoming the first Blues' boss to go unbeaten in their first ten Prem games.

It followed their 4-0 thrashing at Burnley with Ross Barkley among the star performers.

HAHA COURTOIS

FORMER Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not enjoy his first El Clasico with Real Madrid.

The Belgian conceded five times – and the Blues fans were quick to mock him.

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