Tony Dorigo believes Chelsea should not sell Eden Hazard even if Real Madrid offered a world-record £200m.
Hazard’s future is currently up in the air. Madrid are targeting a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo and the Belgian’s impressive World Cup has made him the favourite to fill the vacancy.
The 27-year-old has made it clear on several occasions that he wants to play for the Spanish giants one day, and without Champions League football at Stamford Bridge, many expect his six-year Blues career to end this summer.
But Dorigo, who made 146 league appearance for Chelsea, argued that the club must resist any offer from Madrid for Hazard, no matter how astronomical.
The former defender told talkSPORT: “I don’t think they should [sell him], but I think they will.
“£200m is a heck of a lot of money, but apart from Luka Modric, Hazard was the best player at the World Cup.
“He’s 27 years of age. Over the last two years he’s been the best player in the league. And when he’s on form, he’s unstoppable.
“Some players you can’t defend against, he’s one of those.
“It’s a statement of intent from Chelsea. Do they want to be the very, very best? Or do they want to be close? Hazard’s one of those players you need.”