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Real Madrid & Zinedine Zidane make their move to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea

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Real Madrid are on their third different manager of the 2018/19 season.

After the dismissals of Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari, club legend Zinedine Zidane has returned to the club after leaving in the summer.

The Frenchman excelled as a player for Los Blancos and then thrived as a manager, winning three consecutive Champions Leagues.

However, he won't be taking that tally to four on the bounce after Real's humiliating exit at the hands of Ajax.

His task will be to finish as high as possible in La Liga, with Los Blancos currently trailing Barcelona at the top by 12 points.

Zidane will also need to get the squad back to playing somewhere near their best, while planning for next season.

Everyone in the footballing sphere knows Real need some major signings, especially with the ageing squad they possess.

And it seems they have already made their move for one 'Galactico' signing; Chelsea's Eden Hazard.

According to the Telegraph, Real have already firmed up their interest in the Belgian and the return of Zidane is expected to speed up the whole process.

Hazard vs Wolves

The Chelsea superstar previously stated his admiration for Zidane, saying: “Everyone knows the respect I have for Zidane as a player, but also as a manager. He was my idol. For sure, to play under Zidane would be a dream.”

Hazard is expected to tell Chelsea he will not sign a contract extension - he has just one year left on his current deal - and will reject their £300,000-a-week deal.

Fifa's refusal to freeze Chelsea's transfer ban could complicate matters, but Hazard's contract situation means the Blues face losing him for free.

Sources close to the west London club state that the Belgian believes his time at the club is coming to an end, with the 28-year-old approaching the peak years of his career.

Zidane at his unveiling

His arrival is likely to spell the end for Gareth Bale at Real Madrid once and for all.

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