Hazard hopeful over £100m Real Madrid move

09 February, 2019, 03:45 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Eden Hazard has 12 goals and 10 assists in 24 appearances for Chelsea this season

Hazard has frequently stated his dream of playing for Real Madrid in recent years while the La Liga giants have long considered the Belgian global a potential big-money signing.

Manchester United and Manchester City are both linked with Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa, who has also attracted interest from Inter, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Hazard this week claimed he to have made a decision over his future, although did not go as far as to say that that decision was.

Chelsea's leaders assume that his decision to reject a new deal, with the club offering to double his current salary, is due to his desire to join Madrid.


The 28-year-old is rumoured to have been instructed to let his contract run down at Stamford Bridge to force Chelsea's hand, with Los Blancos keen to snap him up for less than the nine-figure sum their rivals are holding out for.

Chelsea has valued Hazard at almost $130 million.

But their efforts have been in vain with Hazard repeatedly stating that he does not want to clarify his future until the end of the season - a stance created to keep his options open in the event that Madrid decide to make a concerted effort to sign him.

Barca are now denying claims they want to sell the under-performing midfielder but reports say Coutinho has been involved in crisis talk with boss Ernesto Valverde regarding his future. A player may well want out but while they are under contract here, Marina Granovskaia will do everything in her power to either keep them or negotiate a tasty transfer fee. We've seen it with Jose Mourinho, with Andre Villas-Boas.

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