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Real Madrid are ready to splash £ 100m ( € 115m) on Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

According to speculations coming from Spain the Blancos have been in contact with the Belgian player for months, and – as also ChelseaNews24 reported a couple of months ago-  Hazard already visited the Champions of Europe training ground in Valdebebas, where he also met the chairman Florentino Perez.

Actually, this was something not legal from both parts, as FIFA regulations clearly express that a player cannot negotiate with another team without the express authorization of his original club, but it’s not so uncommon in modern football.

Furthermore, it seems that Real Madrid have met with Hazard’s entourage on three separate occasions in 2017 and that is the first target of the Spanish giants to revamp their squad next summer, with their manager Zinedine Zidane – that is Eden’s childhood hero- who never hid his huge admiration for Hazard, one of his favourite players:

“After Messi and Ronaldo, Hazard is my favourite player. It is spectacular to see him play. Do I see him going to Real Madrid? I love the player, that’s all I will say,” the Frenchman said in 2015.

Recent reports have claimed Chelsea have been in talks with Hazard over a new contract, but the club may have cause for concern over his future now, as Real Madrid are ready to tempt both the player and the club with a monster offer ( £100m, at least £10m for Eden) that would become the all-time-record transfer fee.



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Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez has been linked to Chelsea for a couple of years, mainly because of the lack of playing time at the Merengues: the Colombian struggled under Zinedine Zidane‘s management but, with Gareth Bale‘s injury as a contributing factor, he has found more space on the pitch since the new year began.

Speaking after the Champions of Europe’s 3-1 win over Napoli last night, James ruled out a possible exit from Real Madrid:

I think that everything is fine,” he claimed.

Real Madrid is a great club and I always wanted to play here.

‘The good and bad times always come, but I want to stay here long term”.


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According to reports coming from Spain, especially from Radio Onda Cero journalist José Ramon de la Morena, Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois is negotiating with Real Madrid.

The Champions of Europe, who this week had their transfer ban reduced to just one window, are reportedly already working on summer deals.

Florentino Perez wants to sign a new goalkeeper, since only Keylor Navas and Kiko Casilla in Zinedine Zidane‘s first-team squad.

The Belgium international is under contract until 2019 but Chelsea have little interest in selling one of their key players.

Courtois disappointed Blues fans many times in the past with some unfortunate declarations, especially when in September he hinted at a La Liga return and revealed he considers himself to be ‘half-Spanish’.

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Spanish website Sport.es released the table of the ten most paid managers in the world.

Manchester leads, with City boss Pep Guardiola being on the top of this special league with € 19m/£ 15.8 per year.

United‘s new manager José Mourinho is second with € 16.5m/ £ 13.8m per year, while Bayern Munich new head coach Carlo Ancelotti earns € 10.5m/ £ 8.7m per year.

On the fourth place Arsenal‘s long time boss Arsene Wenger with € 10m/ £ 8.3m, then Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane with € 9.5m/ £ 8m.

Liverpool‘s Jurgen Klopp is sixth with € 8,3m/ £ 7m, Chelsea‘s Antonio Conte follows with € 7,8m/ £ 6.5m.

The last three of this special rich table are Barcelona boss Luis Enrique with € 7m/ £ 5.8m, SpursMauricio Pochettino that earns € 6,5m / £ 5.5m and Newcastle‘s Rafa Benitez with € 5.,1m/ £ 4.3m.

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Chelsea tried a last minute move for Real Madrid star James Rodriguez reports from Spain claim.

The same sources state that the Colombian forward’s agent Jorge Mendes met the Champions of Europe directors in the Spanish capital to discuss a move of James to the Blues last night.

A report from El Confidencial claims Chelsea offered Cesc Fabregas as part of a deal, but Madrid were not interested in the former Barcelona man.

Real Madrid chairman Florentino Perez asks £60million for Rodriguez, who is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League but, in this moments, prefers to stay at the Merengues to battle for a place in Zidane’s starting XI.

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has praised Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who has been heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu in these days.

“We are going to wait for the 31st of August. I don’t think we will be bringing players in. The squad is complete, but anything can happen. I am happy with the squad, with the players we have and that is that.”

The 44-year-old added: “If you want to put another central midfielder into the mix then it becomes complicated. Fabregas is a great player but it is not very straightforward. I am going to end up with a squad where three or four players do not get selected. To therefore put another player in there makes it difficult.”

Cesc Fabregas’s agent has reportedly offered him to Real Madrid, according to Sport.

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Eden Hazard © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea star Eden Hazard was often linked to Real Madrid in the past months, but the Champions of Europe manager dismissed all the rumours about this possible deal:

“He is a very, very good player,” the French manager said about the Belgian player after he beat Chelsea 3-2 in a friendly game in the USA.

“Obviously all clubs want the best players but he is a Chelsea player.”

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After the friendly game won 3-2 against Chelsea, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane claimed that Alvaro Morata won’t move from the Merengues for the upcoming season:

“He is a Real Madrid player, we are really happy about him. He came back home and I am sure this year he will stay here”.

The Spanish striker was targeted by many European top clubs after his two very good seasons at Juventus, including Chelsea, but the Champions of Europe want to give him a chance to make an impact at the Santiago Bernabéu.

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Chelsea target Alvaro Morata will stay at Real Madrid: the Champions of Europe decided to reject all the offer for the Spanish striker this summer, as confirmed the other day, when the Merengues refused a £ 51m ( € 60m) offer from Chelsea.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane communicated to the chairman, Florentino Perez, that he would like to keep the ext Juventus striker, as he considers him the natural addition for BBC ( acronymous for Bale-Benzema- Cristiano Ronaldo).

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Chelsea could seal the deal to bring Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge. However, he could come at a costly price.

Real Madrid have shown great interest in the Blues winger Eden Hazard and Zinedine Zidane has made his admiration public for the Belgian international.

According to the Daily Mail, the Spanish side will offer Chelsea a deal which includes £35m and Morata to ensure they get Hazard this summer.

The 25-year-old didn’t have a great season for Chelsea last year and to cash in on him while they can could be appealing to the London club.

Although, it is believed that incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is ready to give Hazard a chance next season to prove himself and to regain the form he had in the previous campaign.


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