Real Madrid’s pursuit of Eden Hazard is the biggest transfer rumour of the year, and everyone is waiting to see how this battle will end.
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Chelsea wouldn’t want to sell Hazard, but it’s up to Hazard to stay or leave.
Calderon said: “Chelsea aren’t a selling club, so it wouldn’t be easy, but as always it would depend on the wishes of the player. If he wants to leave, he will leave – that’s always the point.
“Chelsea will ask for a lot of money, I think that’s what the situation will be at the end of the season.
“Chelsea knows quite well how much has been paid in the market over the last few years, with Ronaldo, Bale and Pogba – £100million is now the bar.
“That bar has been set by those transfers, so I think that’s how much a club like Chelsea would be asking for and the economy at Real Madrid is healthy – I don’t think that would be a problem for them.
“But it’s all about the player. The player must say, ‘I want to leave and go to Real Madrid’, and that will be the moment they start negotiating.”
Ramon Calderon lined up the then record £80 million transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009.