Borussia Monchengladbach looking to keep Chelsea's Thorgan Hazard

Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach are in talks with Chelsea regarding a permanent deal for loan star Thorgan Hazard.

Are Chelsea about to sanction the sale of Hazard?

Possibly, but we are not talking about in-form Eden, the man in question is his younger brother Thorgan.

The 21-year-old was taken to Stamford Bridge alongside his sibling in the summer of 2012.

While Eden has flourished in England, becoming one of the top playmakers in world football, Thorgan is yet to make his competitive bow for the Blues.

He is held in high regard in west London, but fierce competition for places has made it impossible for him to get a look in.

Instead, Hazard has been forced to look elsewhere for game time, with loan spells taken in at Zulte Waregem and Borussia Monchengladbach.

He has impressed for the latter this season, in Bundesliga and Europa League competition, and discussions regarding a permanent switch to Germany have been opened.

Monchengladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl told Sport Bild: "Thorgan's development has been exemplary. He needed some time at first, and we allowed him that. Now he is getting better all the time.

"I hope that we sign the player on a permanent deal. We are constantly talking to Chelsea. There are several options, and we will discuss all that soon."

Thorgan Hazard is a player cut from the same cloth as his illustrious brother, with his game all about getting on the ball and opening up defences with quick feet and clever movement.

There are too many players like that on the books at Chelsea, though, and it may be best for him to move on if he is to fulfil his potential.

A number of Premier League clubs were reported to be keen on taking him on loan when a move was made over the summer, but it appears as though his future now lies outside of England.

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