Real Madrid are expected to undergo a massive overhaul in the transfer window this summer after a turbulent season, and Chelsea star Eden Hazard is one of the big names the Spanish giants are looking out to buy.
Los Blancos have persistently been on Hazard’s case for many years and tried signing the Belgium international last year, but Chelsea held on to their prized asset.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reportedly joked about the Hazard transfer situation at a lunch event, and claimed that Chelsea are not happy about the continued situation.
The Madrid club had already signed Thibaut Courtois last summer, and another move for Hazard could further heighten tension between the two clubs.
Both clubs had come together on Tuesday to present the tenth edition of the Corazon Classic Match, a charity match between the two sides that will include the likes of Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo and Marcel Desailly.
According to AS, the future of Hazard was brought up – with Perez joking about the transfer situation.
Tore Andre Flo, former Blues striker, tried to aim away the talk to minimise the effect of any Madrid links.
For Eden Hazard whose Chelsea contract ends in 2020, he has insisted he will not be distracted by the mounting speculation over his Chelsea future and has vowed to put all of his focus on Chelsea in the next two months.
Asked about his future ahead of Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Russia and Cyprus, the Belgium captain said: “At the moment there’s nobody waiting for me.
“We still have 2 important months with Chelsea. We can win the Europa League.
“We have to win the Europa League or we have to finish in the top four to play in the Champions League.
“I am only thinking about that (last two months with Chelsea), not about what might happen in two, three, four months. I don’t know. We will see.”