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Real Madrid president sets sights on dropped Chelsea star

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has set his sights on Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard according to Spanish source Fichajes.

The 24-year-old Belgian has been in poor form for both club and country this season and was subsequently dropped from Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven over the weekend, Chelsea easing to a 2-0 win over Aston Villa, and is now a genuine target on Real Madrid’s radar.

Last season Hazard won a host of accolades as he played a key role in Chelsea’s Premier League title triumph but the former Lille man has barely made an impact in 2014/15 and can’t have been surprised when he was axed from Mourinho’s side.

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It’s not entirely clear quite how or where Hazard would fit into Rafa Benitez’s attack at present given that Real Madrid tend to field a front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema and can also call upon the likes of Isco and James Rodriguez and as such the Spanish giants are not short of attacking intent.

Chelsea paid £32m for Hazard back in June 2012 and the pint-sized playmaker has more than delivered the goods, making 171 appearances for the Stamford Bridge side, scoring 50 goals in the process.

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