Real Madrid are ready to submit an opening £70 million bid to Chelsea to sign Eden Hazard.
The Spanish giants are determined to land the Belgian superstar this summer as Zinedine Zidane prepares to overhaul his team.
In the first week since Zinedine Zidane was reappointed as Real Madrid boss and club president, Florentino Perez has already secured first signing, with Porto centre-back Eder Militao to move to the Spanish capital in a deal worth £45 million.
Real Madrid’s hierarchy know Chelsea will bat their opening £70 million offer away, but they view the formal bid as a statement of intent, per The Sun.
Representatives of the La Liga giants have already flown to the UK to begin talks with Chelsea regarding a deal for the Belgium international, and they are resigned to losing the 28-year-old.
Eden Hazard has his heart set on working with Zinedine Zidane, and Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri did little to fill fans with confidence when quizzes about the winger’s future following a 5-0 victory over Dynamo Kiev on Thursday night.
‘You have to ask to Hazard [about Zidane] I think,’ he said. ‘I don’t know at the moment. I didn’t speak with Eden about Zidane.
‘I am not worried because you know my opinion. I want only in my team players who want to play for Chelsea, so I can’t be worried.’
Chelsea will do everything to keep their talisman at the club, but it will be almost impossible to keep hold of their No.10.