Eden Hazard to Real Madrid? and other stories

Eden Hazard expected to tell Chelsea he wants to join Real Madrid.

Chelsea Star Eden Hazard, Photo Credit: Chelsea FC

Eden Hazard, the 2015 PFA player of the year, is reportedly prepared to inform Chelsea of his intentions
to move to Real Madrid.

Suspicions were aroused over Hazard’s future last night after reports revealed the winger had stalled on a new Chelsea contract.

Having missed out on Champions League football this season, Chelsea will likely have good reason to
anticipate a move to the Spanish Club, after contact between the club and Hazard’s agent was made
apparent last night.

Despite having only 12 months to run on his contract, Chelsea are reported to value Hazard at over £100 Million.

In an interview with French radio station RMC, Hazard recently said: ‘I know what I will do, I have made my decision.’

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain not expected back until April.

Despite his inclusion in their latest Champions League squad, Liverpool and England winger Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain is not expected to make a return to fitness until April.

Having sustained major knee ligament damage in a fixture with AS Roma last april, Chamberlain was
forced to miss the World Cup last summer, and the first five months of Liverpool’s current season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been in light training and is ahead of schedule having expected to miss
the entirety of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

Although an April return isn’t guaranteed, including Oxlade-Chamberlain in the Champions League squad offers Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp the option to use him if he returns to full fitness.

Red Bull boss Christian Horner claims Lewis Hamilton ‘fears’ Max Verstappen

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, Photo Credit: Formula 1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has placed his full confidence in up and coming driver Max Verstappen.

Having spent recent years trailing both Mercedes and Ferrari, Red Bull have asserted that they are in
a stronger place than years previous with Verstappen primed to challenge both Lewis Hamilton and
Sebasstian Vettel.

‘Max, if you look at his performance in the second half of the [last] year, was the second highest points scorer to Lewis,’ Horner was quoted as saying by Reuters.

The Dutchman finished in the top three of all five final races of 2018 and having overtaken Lewis Hamilton at points.

Former Scotland captain Brown calls for greater player protection

Former Scotland Rugby Star Kelly Brown, Photo Credit: Getty Images

Kelly Brown, former Scotland and Saracens flanker has called for Rugby officials to do more to ensure players avoid life-altering injuries.

‘Every tackle, carry, breakdown is almost like a car crash. Big men smashing into eachother.The sheer force can never be doubted’, said Brown.

Brown, 36, who won 64 Scotland caps and won six trophies in his time at Saracens believes the game
is still ‘incredibly physical’.

Last year, tougher sanctions for high tackles and contact to the head were introduced, with more expected to come in the near future.

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