Los Blancos president Florentino Perez has admitted that he would like to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard this summer after several years of trying
Hazard, 28, is entering the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and has again refused to clarify his future in the build-up to Chelsea’s Europa League final against Arsenal.
Speculation continues to grow he will join Real in the this transfer window, with reports as recent as Saturday, suggesting the Blues want £130million for their talisman.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to sell their prized asset to Madrid in the coming weeks if his nine-figure valuation is met.
Perez hopes that a deal can finally be agreed between the two clubs, telling the Spanish Radio, Onda Cero: “We’ve been trying for a number of years to make Hazard a Real Madrid player, but we haven’t achieved it yet.
“I’d really like Hazard to come to Real Madrid and really hope he does. He is one of the best footballers in the world right now.”
Questioned about links to the likes of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann and Paris Saint-Germainattackers Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, Perez said: “I haven’t spoken with [Zinedine] Zidane about Mbappe or Neymar, nor have I with anyone else.
“Nor have we spoken with Mbappe, nor will we. Last year we said we didn’t want them and this year is the same. If we want a player, we’ll speak to their club.
“Griezmann? I haven’t been offered him. I’m sure of that.”
Hazard has always dreamt of a move to Real Madrid and idolises manager Zinedine Zidane, but while the manager has remained quiet on the situation, Perez has spoken out about landing the Belgian.