Real Madrid to lodge £150million transfer offer for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard
Real Madrid are preparing to submit a £150million transfer offer for Eden Hazard, according to reports.
The Chelsea forward is hot property this summer after a fantastic World Cup campaign and just two years left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard shone for Belgium in Russia and will have the chance to showcase his skills one more time on Saturday when his side take on England in the third place play-off.
Chelsea are desperate for Hazard to sign a new long-term deal and are on the verge of appointing a head coach more to the liking of the Belgian.
But the Daily Mail claim Real have been encouraged by Hazard to bid and will make a £150m offer in the coming weeks.
Hazard spoke of his admiration for Real this summer, and admitted Los Blancos were a club who make you dream.
Chelsea have so far failed to convince Hazard to put pen to paper on a new contract, despite offering the playmaker £300,000 a week to remain at the club.
Hazards stalling and comments in Russia have prompted Real to firm up their interest.
Real are on the hunt for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo who is set to join Juventus this month.
Ronaldos exit will be a major blow to Real and the La Liga giants are completely focused on bringing in a superstar replacement.
Chelsea will resist any move to lure Hazard away, but may feel a £150m offer is too good to turn down.
The Blues transfer window has yet to take off this summer as the club awaits the departure of Antonio Conte and appointment of Maurizio Sarri.