The Blues are keen to keep their two Belgian superstars as they become more and more critical to the club’s continued success
Eden Hazard’s contract renewal has become a key financial and strategic priority for Chelsea and will then seek a new deal for Thibaut Courtois soon after.
Hazard has recently put in one of his best performances in a Chelsea jersey against Atletico Madrid and Goal understands that the Blues are trying to reward him with a bumper salary if he signs an extension to his current contract.
The Belgian captain is already Chelsea’s best player with a £ 200,000 contract per week, but his new contract could lead him to win up to £ 300,000 a week plus bonuses.
Chelsea are giving priority to Hazard, but they are aware that Courtois is also due a new deal with only 21 months left in his current contract. The goalkeeper is aware that the negotiations with Hazard are taking precedents, but he hopes to continue and get around twice his current salary.
Courtois is currently at £ 120,000 per week but wants to increase his earnings to £ 200,000 per week, in line with his status as one of the best in the world in his position.
Courtois has already shown his commitment to renew his contract in the media, even in the midst of Real Madrid’s interest during the summer. His contract expires in 2019, but Hazard’s has an extra year running through 2020.
Chelsea manager Marina Granovskaia is in charge of securing new contracts for the players of the first team and she will be the one to sign the new financial packages.
Hazard and Courtois are absent from the Belgian national team and will face Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday.