Real Madrid are said to have agreed a deal in principle to take Chelsea star Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu in the summer, according to reports from Spain.
AS claim that the Spanish giants have beaten Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign the Belgian, who is said to be unsettled at Stamford Bridge after a dreadful Premier League season.
Hazard has scored just twice in all competitions this season, a bare shadow of the form which saw him hit 19 goals in all competitions, provide a dozen assists and win the Premier League Player of the Year award last season.
The 25-year-old's undeniable talent means that he still commands a healthy transfer fee though, with the Spanish outlet claiming that the Blues are demanding a sum in the region of £78m (€100m) - although recent reports elsewhere have suggested that a part-swap deal involving Real's James Rodriguez could be in order.
Rodriguez has blown hot and cold in La Liga since his big-money move following the 2014 World Cup, and reports claim that Hazard's arrival could see the end of the Colombian's time at the Bernabeu whether or not he becomes part of the deal. Isco is also thought to be feeling the pressure.
Hazard admitted last month that he would be tempted by the chance to work with current Real head coach Zinedine Zidane, saying: "Of course, Zinedine Zidane gets you interested. He was my idol when he was a player... and he's been saying good things about me for a long time. In any case, I want to work with the best managers in the world."
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