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Real Madrid insider confirms interest in Chelsea star Eden Hazard

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has confirmed that the Spanish giants have spoken to struggling Chelsea star Eden Hazard, according to the Daily Express.

The 2014/15 Player of the Year has had a difficult start to the current campaign, which has coincided with The Blues slipping down to 15th in the table, and the 24-year-old’s misery was further compounded by seeing his penalty saved by Jack Butland during this week’s defeat to Stoke on penalties in the Capital One Cup (via Express).

Hazard has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital recently, but Calderon has confessed that some talks between the two have already taken place (via Express).

“They are looking at him and, as far as I know, he has not said no,” he told beIN Sports.

“We will wait and see.”

But despite stories linking him with a move away, manager Jose Mourinho expressed his support or the Belgian international.

“He tried everything in the last game, he had a positive game, he played for two hours – I am happy with his performance against Stoke,” he said.

“I was happy with his performance against Dynamo Kiev.

“Before that he was on the bench obviously because I was not happy and I felt it was the best thing for him.

“I am happy with his positive reaction to that.”

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