REAL MADRID are preparing an opening £120million bid for Chelsea’s unsettled superstar Eden Hazard.
The Spanish giants are willing to smash the British transfer record to land the ex-Lille forward, who is in his sixth season at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will use the Belgian’s contract situation at Chelsea, with two full seasons left, to make him a Galactico.
Hazard was left out of Saturday’s starting XI against Stoke, and was an un-used substitute as the Blues cruised to a 5-0 victory.
Hazard’s current terms expire in 2020 and Real can crank up the pressure on the Premier League champions to sell.
They know Hazard’s value will drop dramatically when if he gets within a year of his deal expiring, which gives Chelsea a massive dilemma on whether to cash in.
Last week Hazard’s dad Thierry gave an interview to a Belgian newspaper saying Eden is waiting to hear if Madrid want him.
Thierry said: “Eden has refused a contract extension to able, if necessary, to follow interest from Real Madrid.”
He also confirmed there had been “no contact” from the Spanish champions yet.