Madrid make one last bid for Hazard

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Real Madrid have reportedly decided to make one final offer to sign Chelsea winger Eden Hazard this month.

The European champions are long-term admirers of the Belgium international, but it had appeared that Chelsea had won the battle to keep their star man until at least next summer.

Hazard has suggested that he is committed to representing Chelsea during the current campaign but according to The Mirror, Real are prepared to make another effort to tempt the Blues into a sale before the end of the August window.

The Spanish giants are yet to find a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, and new boss Julen Lopetegui is keen to bring in a new attacker over the next 10 days.

The report suggests that Real do not realistically expect Chelsea to change their stance regarding Hazard this summer, but are putting in the work to try to convince the 27-year-old to move to the Bernabeu in 2019.

Hazard has been locked in talks with Chelsea over a new deal but could run down his contract to force the Blues to sell him to Real Madrid next summer.

He looks set to remain at Stamford Bridge for the remainder of this season, at least, after playing down speculation linking him with a move to La Liga.

Speaking to RMC over the weekend, he said: ‘Everybody knows what I have said after the World Cup. ‘But I’m happy here. I don’t want to talk about it yet. A lot has been said, but at the moment I’m happy. ‘I have two years left on my contract and we’ll see what happens. Leaving this year? I won’t go.’

Hazard has less than two years remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge


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