Thorgan Hazard could be set for a shock return to Chelsea - but the Blues only have until December 31 to bring him back to the club.
German newspaper Bild reported that Hazard, who was sold to Borussia Monchengladbach for £6.8m in July 2015, could be on his way back to Stamford Bridge thanks to a buy-back clause of £12.8m in the deal that took the Belgium international to Borussia-Park 14 months ago.
Resports from Germany, notably Bild, claim that our buy-back clause for Thorgan Hazard (€15M) expires on January 1st - decision time.— CFCNewsUK (@CFCNewsUK) September 19, 2016
The Londoners, however, only have until the end of 2016 to exercise the right to bring Hazard back to the Premier League.
And Hazard, who plays alongside Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen in Germany, insists he is focused solely on playing for Monchengladbach.
He said: “I signed a contract here because I want to play here. I’m not wasting a single thought on Chelsea, I’m totally focused on my job here which is helping Gladbach with my goals.
“I play up front a bit more and also in a more central position. It’s normal I score more goals.”
Hazard has been in fine form for Monchengladbach so far this term.
Handed a more central role under head coach Andre Schubert, the 23-year-old has registered six goals and three assists in just seven matches, including a hat-trick in the 6-1 Champions League qualifying demolition of BSC Young Boys.
Despite not having the opportunity to showcase his talent in Monchengladbach's 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last Wednesday, thanks to City's dominance, Citizens boss Pep Guardiola is also believed to be interested in bringing the forward to the Etihad.
The younger brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Thorgan had been on the books of the four-time Premier League champions since July 2012.
He was immediately sent to Belgian club Zulte Waragem on a season-long loan deal, before returning to Chelsea in June 2014.
An impressive loan spell at Monchengladbach during the 2014/15 campaign followed, before the forward joined the Bundesliga outfit in a permanent deal.
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