Real Madrid are increasingly confident on landing Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard this summer, and are willing to include Alvaro Morata in the deal.
According to the Mirror, Real Madrid are confident of landing Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard in a world record deal this summer. Hazard is Real’s number one priority this summer and Los Blancos are said to be willing to cross the £100 million mark to land the brilliant midfielder.
The Mirror claim that Madrid’s increasing confidence is due to apparently encouraging signs they have received and that despite the fact that Chelsea are on the up under new manager Antonio Conte and are almost certainly set to win the English Premier League this season, Hazard would be willing to move to Spain in the summer.
Chelsea are reportedly willing to offer Hazard a £300,000 a week deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge but Madrid will have no problem matching, or even increasing that offer should it boil down to the simple matter of wages.
Real have stated their admiration for Hazard in the past and Zinedine Zidane has also stated how highly he rates the player, with Hazard himself also heaping praise on the French legend and admitting that he is one of his idols.
There were reports that Real Madrid were plotting a world record bid emerged last month and there is no doubt it would take a figure that breaks the record to land the Belgian but the Mirror claim that Real are also willing to include out of favour striker Alvaro Morata in the deal.
That would take the overall value of the deal to over £120 million. The Spanish international is highly rated by Antonio Conte, who has been linked with a move for the Spanish international in the past.
Morata spent two seasons with Conte’s former club Juventus but by that time, the Italian had already left to take over his country’s national side. There is no doubt that he would have kept a keen eye on Juventus’ exploits, however, in which Morata played a big part during his two years at the club.
With Diego Costa’s future at the club uncertain, Chelsea could be in need of a striker come the end of the season and at 24 years of age, Morata has already shown his skills and will continue to improve for several years.
Morata will also be keen on a move and probably will not say no to the switch, given that he has grown frustrated by a lack of game time at Real Madrid. It would be a deal that suits all parties should Hazard decide to move but it remains to be seen whether or not Chelsea will be willing to even consider offers for the Belgian superstar.