According to a large number of media sources in Spain, Real Madrid have agreed to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea during the summer transfer window. The Spanish Giants have been tracking the Belgian midfielder for a long time and they are now ready to make their move.
It has been an excellent start in managed by the legendary ex-world player of the year Zinedine Zidane. The manager is a huge fan of Hazard and sees the player as the missing piece to help the team dominate La Liga.
Reports have suggested that a number of meetings have taken place over the last few weeks and now both parties are keen to put pen to paper. Chelsea will not let their star playmaker go without a battle though so it is going to take a huge bid in order for Zidane to get his man. Madrid tried to sign the player during the summer transfer market last campaign but was unsuccessful. They are hoping that this time around they are able to agree on a deal for the 26-year-old.
It has been reported that they are so confident that a deal can be reached that a school along with house has been found for his family in Madrid. The playmaker will be difficult to replace and if they lose Diego Costa at the same time it will be a big rebuilding job for Conte. The two players are one of the main reasons why the Blues sit 10 points clear at the top of the EPL.
It is believed that Madrid are willing to include a deal for Jame Rodriguez along with cash to sweeten the deal. Conte is a fan of Rodriguez so it could be an attractive proposition for the club. Hazard has been great this season but last campaign he was dreadful so the club could be tempted to make the switch.
The Belgian star playmaker is tied to Chelsea until 2020 so he will not come cheap. It is possible that Real will have to beat the £89m world record fee paid by Manchester United for Paul Pogba if they are going to secure the player’s signature.
Chelsea will not want to make too many changes to the team that has dominated the EPL so far this season. If they do sell one of their star players he will have to be replaced and there are not many available with the skill that Hazard have.
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