Real Madrid have been told they must pay €112m for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, say reports.
Madrid have long been interested in Hazard with club president Florentino Perez a big admirer of the 24-year-old.
Having lost Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus last summer, Madrid have been crying out for someone to take the former number seven’s mantel, having seen both Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale become inconsistent.
Perez believes Hazard is the perfect option to see Madrid push Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for the La Liga title, having failed to do so last season.
Hazard is said to be keen on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu and follow in the footsteps of Thibaut Courtois, who moved to to Madrid this summer from the Blues.
Hazard is entering the final 18 months of his deal in London and has been linked with an exit to Spain for sometime.
Both Marca and AS report the news that Chelsea have informed Perez of their asking price and that a deal is now being ‘seriously’ considered by all parties.
His potential arrival could see the likes of Isco drafted out, whilst Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have all been linked with an exit this season.