According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid have accepted a bid from Newcastle United for former Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
According to El Nacional via Daily Mail, Real Madrid has accepted an offer of €40m (£33.4m), plus €10m (£8.3m) in add-ons, from Newcastle with Eddie Howe desperate to strengthen his beleaguered squad in a bid to escape relegation this season.
However, Newcastle still have some work to do to convince Hazard into the switch. He’s long been reported as having no interest in the move to Tyneside.
Hazard, 30, has endured a torrid time in the Spanish capital since arriving from Chelsea in 2019 for an initial fee of £88m, with a series of injuries and a lack of form hampering the Belgian.
Hazard has fallen down the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti, with Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo preferred by the Italian coach.
The Belgian has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge after failing to make an impact in Spain but the Blues are yet to submit an official bid for Hazard.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is open to Hazard leaving the Spanish side this January as they prepare for the expected arrival of Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer this summer.
Hazard spent seven years at Chelsea, scoring 110 goals and providing 92 assists in 352 appearances for the club.