Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is reportedly interested in signing Eden Hazard’s brother, Thorgan, on a loan deal over the course of next season.
Eden Hazard has been widely linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer, with PSG reportedly interested in a deal which could be worth anything between £50-60 million.
That deal would be more likely if the Blues decided to axe Thorgan Hazard over a temporary deal.
Eden Hazard may have taken it personally had the club decided to sell his brother, who followed him to Stamford Bridge two-years ago.
However, the merits of a loan deal mean that the 21-year-old can continue to develop in the way he has done with Zulte this season while appeasing his brother, who has become Chelsea’s most important attacking player.
Thorgan Hazard recently made some very bold comments about next season, revealing that he felt ready to make his Premier League debut and wanting to step up to the Chelsea first team.
“At the end of the season, I'll return to Chelsea – But next season I want to play in the Premier League or in the Bundesliga. Chelsea will decide,” he was quoted by the Daily Star.
If Chelsea aren’t going to use him regularly next season, they need to get the loan deal with BVB secured because there is also the risk Eden’s frustrations could increase if he sees his brother unhappy and underused in the first team squad.
It may even be a good idea for the Blues to consult Eden over his brother’s future in further attempts to ensure they don’t give the 14 goal, 9 assists Belgian any excuse to jump into the move to PSG.
A loan deal has worked for Thibaut Courtois at Atletico Madrid and there’s no reason it can’t work in this case.