Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard is reportedly refusing to negotiate a transfer to Arsenal
The Belgian international has lately been linked with a transfer to Arsenal, but Sport.fr has offered an update on the matter, indicating that he has no interest in discussing a move to the Emirates Stadium.
This is a snub for Arsenal, who could need a quality offensive player this summer, but it might also wind up being a bullet dodged for the north London giants.
Hazard was one of the finest players in the world for a number of years during his time at Chelsea, but he currently appears to be a long cry from that talent.
Arsenal couldn’t afford to be too fussy, but they can certainly do better than an over-the-hill Hazard, who has struggled in Spain.
Los Blancos will no doubt be desperate to find a buyer for Hazard this summer, but the 31-year-old is unlikely to attract many bidders.
Arsenal need to replace Nicolas Pepe out wide, but supporters will be hoping that their recruiting team can come up with something better than this agreement, which appears to be a non-starter in the first place.