Chelsea star Eden Hazard has emerged as one of the leading candidates to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid after his transfer to Juventus. Real Madrid are in need of a Galactico signing and are keen on Hazard who has been outstanding at the World Cup.
Hazard has made it clear that he will decide on where he will ply his trade next season at the end of the World Cup, and he urged Chelsea to make it right in the transfer market and also admitted that he wants the club to play attacking football.
However, Chelsea are be hopeful that new manager Maurizio Sarri can convince Hazard to commit to the club with a £300,000-a-week contract offer still on the table.
Former Chelsea forward Brian Laudrup, who spent just a year at Stamford Bridge, claims Hazard has confided in him that he is set to move to Real Madrid.
“I spoke to Eden Hazard a few days ago, he is preparing for a move to Real Madrid and it is a good move both for him and for Real,” he told Sportske Novosti.
“Again in Russia, he proved how good he is.”
Sarri has urged the club to keep hold of Hazard who still has two years left in his contract.
The Telegraph reports that if Chelsea are unsuccessful in convincing Hazard to extend his six-year stay in west London they will demand around £200million for the 27-year-old.