Prem giants rocked as Real hope to tie up cut-price £71m winger deal

Date published: Monday 19th November 2018 6:55

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Eden Hazard of Chelsea speaks to Mohamed Salah of Liverpool ahead of the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Real Madrid are hopeful that they can land a long-time target on a cut-price deal from Chelsea, according to a report.

Eden Hazard has a contract which expires in June 2020 and his long-term future has been often discussed, with a move to Real strongly touted.

The forward joined Chelsea from Lille in June 2012 and has admitted he is uncertain whether to sign a contract extension at Stamford Bridge or seek a “dream” move to the Bernabeu.

Hazard has been in sparkling form this season and was asked about persistent rumours of a switch to Real after a win at Southampton.

“Real Madrid is the best club in the world. It is my dream since I was a kid,” he revealed.

“Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future.”

Now, according to Don Balon, Real Madrid believe that they could sign Hazard for a significantly reduced fee.

The Spanish outlet claims that Los Blancos want to sign the 27-year-old next summer, and that Chelsea may only be able to ask for around £71million due to the fact Hazard would be entering the final year of his contract.

Don Balon go on to claim that Spurs star Christian Eriksen and Leipzig hitman Timo Werner are in the view of president Florentino Perez, while PSG’s Edinson Cavani and Juventus defender Alex Sandro are also in the periphery – while a move for Nabil Fekir cannot be ruled out.


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