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Eden Hazard now on sale for 50% off!

Just kidding. It's more like 60% off.

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At the end of last season, Chelsea were flying high on the wings of a (minor) domestic double.  Fifth league title in the bag, another League Cup, just the beginning of the Mourinho Dynasty.

Perhaps we got a bit too complacent, perhaps we overthought the situation, perhaps we all failed each other in the front office.  Best laid plans.  Worst laid plans.  No plan at all?  Whatever the reason, it's all gone to pieces.  What looked like the start of a dynasty now looks like the last hurrah of a one-off assemblage of talent.  This was not 2004-05, and the start of something Special.  This was 2014-15, and just 2014-15.  No more, no less.  There are no more dynasties in modern football, certainly not in the Premier League.

Anyway, back during the good times, Eden Hazard was the most coveted footballer on the planet.  Real Madrid were of course interested, as they've always been and possibly always will be.  Mourinho famously named his price:  £100m for each leg.  More than twice the biggest transfer fee ever paid, and even then we probably would've said no.

Fast forward to 2016.  I wonder, what would we say now?

Chelsea will demand at least £80million before even thinking about selling Eden Hazard [...] Owner Roman Abramovich believes he could command a fee similar to the world record £88m Real Madrid paid to land Gareth Bale in 2013.

-source: The Sun

It's a FIRE!  Sale.

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