– Real Madrid set to offer Chelsea a near world-record bid for Hazard
– The Spanish club are believed to table a mouth-watering £200million
– Hazard had been a subject of a speculated move to the Spanish capital
Spanish giants Real Madrid are preparing to test Chelsea’s resolve with a £200million offer for Eden Hazard.
Los Blancos are yet to fill the void created by Cristiano Ronaldo’s sale to Juventus.
Although the English transfer window closed on Thursday, August 7, but European clubs are still able to sign Premier League players up until the August 31, deadline.
Real have already explored the option of prising Neymar and Kylian Mbappe away from Paris Saint-Germain but the Parisians are adamant their star players will not be sold at any price.
The 27-year-old enjoyed a stellar World Cup with Belgium as he captained them to a third placed finish and has regularly spoken of his desire to play for Los Blancos.
Hazard hinted he was ready to leave Chelsea after six years at Stamford Bridge earlier this summer but the Blues insist their most prize asset will not be sold at any cost.
The former Lille attacker returned to training on Monday and made a superb cameo appearance in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Huddersfield.
However, Hazard has refused to enter into fresh talks over an extension to his current deal which ends in the next two seasons.
According to The Express, Real Madrid hierarchy will meet this week in a bid to settle on a Galactico-style target and are likely to offer a near world-record fee which they feel could tempt Chelsea into selling Hazard.
Meanwhile, thesun.com.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea new manager Maurizio Sarri has said that his forward Eden Hazard is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium captain had been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and in July the 27-year-old said it “might be time for something different”.