Eden Hazard could be the next Galactico at the Bernabeu. Image: Guardian
Real’s new coach, Zidane, is an open admirer of the former LOSC Lille midfielder – describing him as the third best player in the world – and had severally implored the Galacticos to lure the Belgian to the Spanish capital.
Hazard’s sensational dip in form in the latter half of 2015 notwithstanding, he remains a prime target for the misfiring Los Blancos with Zidane set to make him the cornerstone of the revival at the club, the Daily Star reports.
However, the deal may involve an opposite switch for unsettled world-record signing Gareth Bale, who was left distraught with the departure of Benitez.
The Blues are said to be bracing themselves for the offer.