Chelsea are aiming to keep hold of two of their biggest stars Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois and offer them new deals for a potential contract extension. The Belgium duo are instrumental for the London side and may consider staying at the Bridge for some seasons more.
Blues major priority is extending Hazard’s contract as the Belgium captain has become more pivotal for the continued success of the West London club. The Premier League champions witnessed one of the best performances from their hot shot in the latest Champions League match against Atlectico Madrid, and that’s why they are reportedly looking to table a bumper deal for him worth around £300,000 per week. Hazard still is the highest earner at Chelsea and that will be such a hike for the former Lille man.
In the mean time the Chelsea officials are also mindful about Courtois, whose contract expires in 2019 and Chelsea will offer him fresh terms shortly after. Courtois has proved to be one of the best keepers in the Europe and the talented Belgian is only 25, so he can still give a lot to the Blues and may emulate the path of Petr Cech. Since his loan return from Atletico, Courtois has adapted to Premier League quite well and was also influential in their title win last season. Reports are that he will also get a wage hike around £90,000 that will make his earnings £210,000 per week.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is in charge of securing new contracts for first team players and she will be the one to sign off on the new financial packages.
Hazard (Centre) and Courtois(Left) after their Premier League win last season
Both Hazard and Courtois are now on national duty with Belgium as they face Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday in the World Cup Qualifiers, though Belgium have already qualified for Russia next year.