Chelsea eye Insigne and Richarlison as Eden Hazard replacements this summer

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CHELSEA have reportedly targeted Lorenzo Insigne and Richarlison as they brace themselves for Eden Hazard’s expected to exit.

Rumours continue to persist the Belgian superstar, who only has a year remaining on his contract, is Real Madrid’s No1 target as they plot a £100m swoop.

Chelsea are already lining up potential replacements for Eden Hazard
Chelsea are already lining up potential replacements for Eden Hazard
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That has led to the Blues already planning for next season, with Christian Pulisic a confirmed arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

Now the Daily Mail are claiming they have their eyes on both the Napoli and Everton attacker.

It states Insigne has been on Chelsea’s radar for a while as they consider him a “more natural replacement” for Hazard.

But the 27-year-old is valued at £140m by the Serie A giants and that could prove a major stumbling block.

Evertons Brazilian attacker Richarlison is one of the men on the Blues hit list
Everton’s Brazilian attacker Richarlison is one of the men on the Blues hit list
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Lorenzo Insigne is another target, but Napoli will demand around £140m for the ace
Lorenzo Insigne is another target, but Napoli will demand around £140m for the ace
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That could see them turn to Everton’s Brazilian Richarlison instead.

The Stamford Bridge outfit considered signing him before his move to Watford in 2017 and have continued to follow his progress, even after he joined Everton last summer.


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The South American, who cost £40m from the Hornets, has mostly played up front for the struggling Toffees.

Sevilla’s Pablo Sarabia, Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey were also mentioned as possible alternatives.


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