Saturday, March 24,2019
Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has reportedly already agreed a five-year contract with Real Madrid ahead of his proposed move to the Bernabeu this summer.
The Belgian has long been linked with a move to the Spanish capital and has made no secret of his desire to represent Madrid at some stage of his career.
Spanish outlet Sport claims that Hazard has already come to terms on a long-term deal with Los Blancos worth a reported £14m per year.
However, Madrid must still reach an agreement with Chelsea, who are even more reluctant to lose their star player having been handed a two-window transfer ban by FIFA.
The Blues could be tempted into cashing in on Hazard with his contract expiring in 2020, though, and he is understood to have given Madrid the green light to begin talks over a summer move.
Hazard fuelled speculation over a possible Stamford Bridge exit by speaking of his admiration for Zinedine Zidane earlier this week, and the Madrid boss has reportedly already been in contact with the forward.
Zidane is hopeful that the 28-year-old can spearhead the Madrid attack in a similar way to that of Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the club last summer.
Hazard has scored 105 goals in 339 appearances since joining Chelsea in 2012.