Chelsea transfer news: Real Madrid make Eden Hazard decision | Football | Sport


That’s the report of the Daily Mail.

They suggest that the European champions have made Chelsea winger Hazard their No 1 summer target to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese superstar left the Spanish giants for a fee in excess of £88million, leaving Real Madrid with a hole to fill up top. 

Hazard has just two years left on his Stamford Bridge contract and hardly played down speculation of a Bernabeu switch just this week having been regularly linked with Los Blancos.

The 27-year-old said to BeIn Sports: “Right now I’m good at Chelsea and besides, nobody has approached me with an offer.

“Yes, I know I have said that [Zinedine] Zidane is special but the Madrid shirt is special with or without him at the club and they are a club who make you dream.

“I’m doing well in blue so my future does not bother me.”

Madrid may hope Chelsea’s lack of Champions League football, having finished fifth last term, can tempt the Belgian to leave the west London club.

Hazard has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League in a six-season spell at Chelsea that has yielded 89 goals in 300 games.

But the Mail claim that he has yet to put pen-to-paper on a £300,000-a-week contract and demanded new signings before he would commit himself to the club long-term.

Their hopes of keeping their star man could be boosted soon.

That’s because Chelsea are expected to soon officially announce the departure of Antonio Conte with ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri set to replace him.

And that could see the Blues complete deals for Aleksandr Golovin, Daniele Rugani and Jorginho – the trio having all been heavily linked to join Sarri in the English capital.

Hazard, meanwhile, has enjoyed an excellent World Cup campaign as Belgium captain this summer with two goals and two assists. 

The Red Devils face England in a third-placed play-off on Saturday (3pm) after losing to France in the semi-finals.

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