Chelsea powerless to stop £100m Hazard leaving as Real Madrid talks continue

London :Eden Hazard has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid this summer, leaving Chelsea powerless to stop their star man leveraging a move to Santiago Bernabeu.
The 28-year-old is in the final year of his contract, and Goal understands he feels this is a now or never moment in his dream to play for the Spanish giants.
The pull of playing for Zinedine Zidane has only increased the Belgium captain’s desire to join Los Blancos, with Hazard having grown up idolising the former France international as a player.
For Hazard, it is a case of Madrid or Chelsea, with no other club being able to steal a march on the talks which have already opened with the European champions, although no deal has been reached.
Chelsea want £100 million (€116m) for Hazard, despite his contract coming to an end in June 2020, whereas Madrid were hoping not to break the €100m mark (£86m/$112.5m).
This is roughly half of what the Blues demanded when Madrid made contact last summer to sign their star attacker.
The Blues star’s future has come into focus as the Spanish media rounds on a charm offensive for Hazard ahead of the potential summer move.
Maurizio Sarri’s desire to sign Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic on a permanent deal may also give Real another avenue to negotiate, as the pair are both keen on continuing to work together at Stamford Bridge.
Christian Pulisic will arrive in the summer in a £58m ($73m) deal from Borussia Dortmund , and the Blues are increasingly hopeful of keeping hold of Callum Hudson-Odoi, despite t he teenager handing in a transfer request in the hope of joining Bayern Munich in January .

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