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Real Madrid board intervene in £120m Eden Hazard transfer

Real Madrid board intervene in £120m Eden Hazard transfer

The young Spaniard has been excellent since bursting onto the scene at the Bernabeu but has found game time to be limited this season, much to the surprise of the footballing world.

Asensio himself is calm, his feet are on the ground and that has helped him to handle his rise to fame. And if Chelsea can't get their No. 10 to agree to a new £300,000-a-week contract, his value will take a significant hit after this summer as the player builds leverage the closer he comes to the end of his deal.

This is sure to be music to Chelsea fans' ears, with Hazard still one of the best players in the Premier League.

But were Hazard to join, the 21-year-old's first-team opportunities will only decrease further, and Real are keen to see him involved more in the second half of the campaign after falling 14 points adrift of league leaders Barcelona.

And the Sun quotes Hazard's father, whom the report states spoke to Belgian media last week, as saying: "Eden has refused a contract extension to be able, if necessary, to follow interest from Real Madrid".

And, despite links with Hazard, Real's decision-makers believe Zidane's priority should be developing Asensio and trusting him in more big matches.

Even that would not be enough for Chelsea to sanction a deal, though, with the Blues ready to make Hazard the highest paid player in the Premier League by offering him a bumper £300,000-a-week salary.

It would make a complete overhaul of the Spanish side, as they look to replace the existing keepers Navas and Kiko Casilla. You want to continue to play for this team.

He said: "I don't know about this issue before he went on to add when you are in a great club and you trust in the project, you want to stay". He was my idol.

According to ESPN, the Spanish giants are now planning a record £120m move for the 26-year-old Belgian.

As a result, Marca claim the Blues owner Roman Abramovich has got to work on new deal for the star winger.

He said: "Of course [I would enjoy working with Mourinho again]".

However, it is a private conversation between the player, his agent and the club and the Chelsea boss would hope that he would stay on at Stamford Bridge.