Real Madrid have made it their mission to make Belgian playmaker their Eden Hazard their next ‘Galactico’ even as the player insists he is happy at the Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte has worked wonders with a strong Chelsea side in his first ever season in the English Premier League and is now not too far away from lifting the title. But his next target will be to keep top players at the club for the next season.
With rumors flying all around about the likes of Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois, who are attracting interests from different parts of the world, Conte might find it hard to keep star players at the club just months after winning the title.
One such player who is inching closer to an exit is Belgian star, Eden Hazard. That is according to Daily Mail, who claim that La Liga giants Real Madrid have now made Eden Hazard their number one transfer target this summer.
The 26-year old has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu in the past but with Zinedine Zidane now ready to make a complete overhaul at the end of the current season, Hazard is right up his wish-list.
Hazard has been in fine form this season for the English club picking up 11 goals and five assists in all competitions. He has been a major contributor in Chelsea’s title run a season ago and in the current one and is one of the best in Europe at the moment.
So Hazard will cost nothing less than a world record transfer fee of £100m this summer. And the report claims that Real Madrid are now ready to break the £100m barrier for the first time in the sport which will eclipse Paul Pogba’s blockbuster move to Manchester United last summer..
Zidane is convinced that Hazard is the man and is ready to do whatever it takes to land him but Chelsea have no intention to let him go.
Why would they? Do you think ‘mission Hazard’ will be a success at the Bernabeu?