Chelsea star Eden Hazard has rejected two contract offers from Chelsea amid interest from the European Champions Real Madrid.
In a report published on Belgian outlet RMC Sport, it is claimed that Real Madrid have maintained a significant interest in signing Hazard.
The Belgian in turn has also commented in the past on his admiration for the current Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.
Transfer Rumour Reliability
Mohamed Bouhafsi is a reliable journalist who is a Tier 1 source in our Football Transfer Sources Reliability Guide. So this news from such a reliable source will come as a shock to Chelsea fans who will be desperate to hold on to Hazard.
The problem for them is that, even Real Madrid are desperate for some superstar signings after their dismal start to the season. They need to replace their aging attack with Benzema and Bale being the likely ones to move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
Breaking | Eden Hazard has rejected two contract extension offers from Chelsea, Real Madrid have been in contact with the player's entourage for several weeks, talks are positive with Los Blancos, according to RMC.
— Get French Football (@GFFN) January 5, 2018
Transfer Rumour Rating- 7/10
Bouhafsi is a very reliable source for French transfer news, so this rumour might be very close to the truth. This doesn’t indicate whether Hazard is close to signing for Real Madrid or not but Chelsea will be certainly worried if he doesn’t sign a new contract soon.