Eden Hazard determined to join Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane’s return
• Player’s refusal to sign new deal will force Chelsea to sell
Eden Hazard’s resolve to move to Real Madrid at the end of the season has been strengthened by Zinedine Zidane’s reappointment as manager at the Bernabéu, with Real having finally formalised their pursuit of the Belgium captain.
Real firmed up interest in Hazard just before confirming Zidane’s return, with an opening proposal understood to have been lodged with Chelsea. The 28-year-old will have a year of his contract to run in the summer and has given no indication he would be willing to sign improved terms at Chelsea, worth £300,000 a week.