Premier League giants Chelsea are ready to pose a strong challenge to their arch-rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Gareth Bale this summer. The Real Madrid superstar, who is also courted by PSG and Bayern Munich, is expected to make a decision on his long-term future this summer, which has alerted a host of top clubs around Europe.
Chelsea, in particular, have long been linked with a move for the Welshman, along with Manchester United, who are deemed as the favourites to snap him up this summer. However, that being said, Chelsea might have a huge opportunity to lure Bale to Stamford Bridge, considering the fact that their star player Eden Hazard is hugely linked with a move to Madrid.
Eden Hazard, who is definitely one of the best Premier League attackers in recent memory, is seemingly destined for a move out of Stamford Bridge, which might pave the way for Gareth Bale to make a direct switch to Chelsea this summer.
In fact, the Welshman has already dropped a huge hint regarding his possible departure from Real Madrid, just after scoring the winner in the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool. With Gareth Bale understandably being fed up being a bit-part player at Real Madrid, a move to Chelsea could give the vital break he needed.
Since making his big money move in 2013, the former Tottenham attacker is often deemed as a failure at Real Madrid, despite putting up a series of good performances over the years. Although Bale has struggled with injury throughout his career, the 28-year-old is still regarded as one of the deadliest attackers in football.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have had their own problems this season. While the departure of Diego Costa has been hugely detrimental to their goal-scoring prowess, Pedro’s lack of form has also left them hapless in the attacking department this campaign. New signing Alvaro Morata has also failed to find his scoring boots in the Premier League, which has ultimately led Chelsea to end the season in a disappointing fifth position.
Therefore, the addition of Gareth Bale could be a dream move for the London giants, as they attempt to make a push for the title next season.
Bale, 28, has already shown what he is capable of in the past and his previous exposure in the Premier League makes him one of the best options Chelsea could possibly hope for, as they look to replace Eden Hazard this summer.