According to The Sun, the United boss is planning an English record £90 million deal that could see him reunite with the Chelsea superstar. Hazard has already turned down a four-year deal worth £300,000-a-week, which has made the likes of Mourinho and Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane sit up and take notice of the Blues’ ace.
The Madrid boss is keen on signing the Belgian, and has made the superstar his number 1 summer transfer target. Hazard, according to the Spanish media, is reported to join Real Madrid after the conclusion of the World Cup in Russia next summer. However, Mourinho feels Hazard is the missing puzzle in the United jigsaw.
The £32m signing from Lille was part of Mourinho’s Chelsea team that won the 2014-15 league title. The forward has been a prominent member in the Blues team, even as reports claimed Mourinho had a strained relationship with the player, all of which led to the sacking of the current United boss at Chelsea.
It is not surprising to see Mourinho having a liking for the stars belonging to his former club, after having already landed Nemanja Matic this summer, and heavily depending on ex-Chelsea players Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford.
Jose would, therefore, want Ed Woodward to create a new English record by landing Hazard for £90 million, after setting the record with Paul Pogba’s transfer which cost United a hefty £89 million in 2016.
They have spent £75m for Lukaku in 2017 itself, and knowing United’s spending history, the club could be ready to splash the cash in the upcoming transfer window in a bid to reunite Hazard with Mourinho.
Written by Sourish Saha
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