Chelsea ace Hazard: Neymar? Then I must be worth €350 MILLION!

Real Madrid have made contact with Eden Hazard, claims the Daily Mail, with the paper passing on information from the Spanish press to the effect that manager Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez have both been in touch with the Chelsea playmaker.

The belgian's exploits have seen the London side climb to third place in the table after 15 games, though they find themselves 11 points off leaders Manchester City.

"That is the problem".

With that in mind, it is perhaps unsurprising that Hazard is considering his future with the January transfer window approaching.

He has also been instrumental in the Blues qualifying for the knockout stage of the Champions League, having netted three goals and laid on three assists in Chelsea's six group matches. At the moment he is the most important player [at Chelsea].

Conte marvelled at his star man's exploits as the topic of new deals for Hazard and his similarly valuable countryman, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, were again near the top of the agenda. When we talk about Eden, he is such a good player.

"We know the admiration that I have for Real, but I'm at Chelsea". There's a chance that Hazard throws a strop like Costa but these things need to be dealt with.

Zidane's presence at Madrid is said to play a huge part in Hazard's interest in moving to the Bernabeu but the winger's joked the Frenchman could move to Stamford Bridge to fulfill his wish of playing under him.

Chelsea must win this battle or they'll pay for it for years to come. "It would take a lot of money to replace him [at Chelsea] but I hope that they can tie him down for a long time".

  • Ricardo Clara