How realistic is it that Chelsea will lose two huge stars this summer?

Now that the World Cup is over you can expect transfer gossip to be the main focus for fans and football journalists alike ahead of the new football season in Europe.

With Ronaldo moving to Juventus, the biggest transfer saga this summer will centre on whether or not Eden Hazard will leave Chelsea. However, he is not the only Blues star who could be leaving Stamford Bridge as it appears Thibaut Courtois is also being linked with a move away from West London.

The bookies tend to be a good guide as to the likelihood of a player leaving a particular club although it is tricky to use them to identify which one they will move to. That is always fluid, but you can use them as a guide as to how likely it is that a player will actually leave a club, irrespective of which one he may join.

Belgium goalkeeper Courtois is priced at just 1.33 to leave Chelsea. That basically means that he is almost certain to be leaving this summer.

His international teammate Hazard is priced at 1.36 to leave as well this summer. Again, very low odds that indicate it is very likely to happen.

Real Madrid are the huge favourites to sign both players with their odds as low as 1.33 to sign Hazard and just 1.20 to sign Courtois.

What this tells us is that both Hazard and Courtois will become Real Madrid players come the close of the transfer window, and while it is possible that the Spanish giants will not sign both of them, it is basically a cast-iron certainty that at least one of the pair will be joining the European Champions.

Whichever way you look at the situation, it cannot be good news for Chelsea fans. They must know deep down that they will be seeing the back of at least one, if not two, of their biggest stars.

All odds from Oddschecker


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