Real Madrid are preparing to rekindle their interest in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, according to a report in Spain.
Madrid are believed to have monitored Belgium man ever since he arrived at Stamford Bridge for £32million from Lille in 2012.
Last season’s form had put off Real boss Zinedine Zidane though after Hazard managed just four Premier League goals after the previous season in which he scored 14 times and was voted PFA Player of the Year. But the 25-year-old’s performances at Euro 2016 en route the quarter-finals with Belgium have once again alerted Zidane.
Hazard was impressive in the 4-0 win over Hungary and scored the fourth goal and now Spanish publication Fichajes claim Zidane is back on the trail of Hazard with Juventus ace Paul Pogna seemingly out of reach.
Zidane has always been a fan of Hazard and last year claimed he “gives him the most” when he watches Belgium play and in turn Hazard has gone on record saying he would like to play under his boyhood idol.
“Yes of course. When I was little, I watched him on television and the internet for hours, ” said the Chelsea man.
French coach Zidane has already brought back Alvaro Morata back from Juventus, but the striker could still be sold on and Hazard would be a far cheaper alternative than £100million-rated Pogba.