Real Madrid are reportedly confident of sealing the £100million transfer of Chelsea star Eden Hazard after months of speculation.
Various reports are now hotting up over the Belgium international leaving Stamford Bridge for the Bernabeu in a big-money summer move.
According to the Daily Mirror, Real are confident of getting a deal done, and are prepared to pay the £100m required to bring Hazard to Spain.
The Telegraph add that this would be Hazard’s asking price at Chelsea despite him going into the final year of his contract, and that Madrid have informed the player of their intentions to make a move.
This is a huge blow for Chelsea fans, who are not really used to seeing their star names poached by Europe’s elite.
However, they did also lose goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid last summer, and the Telegraph note that Hazard has long had a big contract offer on the table to stay with the Blues, only to give no response.
Chelsea already have Christian Pulisic joining from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, but would surely need another big-name replacement in attack.
Hazard will be a tough act to follow after his tremendous performances in the Premier League down the years, which should also make him perfect for Los Blancos, who are still missing Cristiano Ronaldo after selling him to Juventus last summer.