Chelsea star Eden Hazard is reportedly poised to reject a new contract to sign for Real Madrid.
The Belgian playmaker has been linked with Los Blancos on numerous occasions throughout the years, and his future has been up for discussion again this summer with Chelsea’s managerial situation still unclear.
He has already spoken about his desire to represent Los Blancos: “Real Madrid could interest me, everyone knows it, if they want me they know what they have to do.
“If I have a good World Cup, things will be easier, but going to Madrid for the sake of it, no.
“Saying ‘I’m off’ would be too easy, that’s why first I want to see what happens to Chelsea next season.”
And now it has been revealed by Marca that Hazard was offered to Real days before the Champions League final, when Zinedine Zidane guided Los Blancos to a third successive European Cup with a 3-1 defeat of Liverpool.
It is reported Hazard’s father and agent, Thierry, made contact with Real officials to offer the Madrid club the chance to sign the 27-year-old.
Zidane had earmarked Hazard as a future signing, and even though he resigned after the Champions League success, Los Blancos remain interested in the Belgium international as an alternative to Neymar, the Paris Saint-Germain forward, if he cannot be signed this summer.
And Hazard is prepared to rejected Chelsea’s latest contract offer, worth a reported £340,000-a-week, to seal a move to Spain.
It is reported Hazard wants to play for a team with an attacking style of play that suits his talents, have grown frustrated under the management of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, while he also wants to be playing Champions League football with the Blues failing to qualify for next season’s edition of Europe’s premier competition.