The Sun: Real Madrid to launch first £70m bid for Hazard
- Los Blancos are expected to begin the long bidding process with a probe £70m offer.
- Chelsea are rumoured to reject the first offer.
- Hazard himself is very invested in the idea of playing at Madrid under Zinedine Zidane's guidance.
Real Madrid are about to make the first offer for Eden Hazard, report British outlet The Sun. The bidding will begin with a £70m proposal which is sure to be rejected by the Premier League side.
However, this will mark a start to a long negotiation process - Chelsea hope for a worthy compensation for their biggest star who is reportedly determined to join the ranks of our players at Santiago Bernabeu. The source also claims that Real Madrid representatives have already visited London for talks on a deal for the Belgian superstar.
Zinedine Zidane's recent reappointment at Real Madrid has reportedly strengthened Eden Hazard's determination to join Los Blancos in the summer. This is according to the top-tier English source The Guardian.
The 28-year-old Chelsea player has never hidden his fascination with the French legend describing him as his 'idol':
"Everyone knows the respect I have for Zidane as a player, but also as a manager. He was my idol. For sure, to play under Zidane would be a dream."
My favourite ever quote:— Hazard Stuff (@HazardStuff_) March 11, 2019
Zidane: “Obviously, there is Lionel Messi and Ronaldo, both of whom are spectacular, but I like Eden Hazard more.”
‘I like everything he does on the field. I like his behaviour, his decisiveness and love to see his progress every year.” pic.twitter.com/Jh5rxAfZxU
As per to the reputable Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur of Het Laatste Nieuws Real Madrid have 'officially contacted' Chelsea over Hazard availability last month. This source also makes a similar claim, as now when Zinedine Zidane has returned to the Bernabeu dugout the Blues need a 'miracle' to retain their main star at Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Real Madrid have approached Chelsea for Eden Hazard. Blues value Hazard at £100 million. Hazard will tell the club he wants the move, especially with Zidane rejoining (Telegraph & HLN) pic.twitter.com/jP55iA9qBt— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) March 12, 2019
How much will we have to pay for Eden?