Real Madrid will have to break the transfer record once more in order to land Eden Hazard from Chelsea, according to reports.
However that shouldn't be a problem for the Spanish giants; it's also being claimed that money from the potential sale of Gareth Bale to Manchester United will facilitate the deal. Although the Welshman has publicly denied that he will leave the Bernabeu, that hasn't stopped reports suggesting that a Premier League return could well be on the cards.
It's been suggested that the Red Devils may offer £90 million for the former Tottenham man - and that could well be funnelled towards a move for Hazard. The Belgian international was linked with Madrid before his £32 million switch to Chelsea in 2012, and now it seems as though he is on their radar once more.
The Express say that they would have to pay Chelsea more than the £86 million they forked out for Bale last year, although whether they will pay more than the £90 million they could get for one of their star players remains to be seen.
Hazard has emerged as the talisman of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side as they go in search of their first league title since 2010. So far he's scored three times this season, including the winning penalty in the 2-1 win over QPR on Saturday.
His time at Stamford Bridge hasn't all been plain sailing however - he had a public spat with Mourinho after Chelsea were eliminated from the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid last term.
However the pair have patched up their differences and Hazard has continually committed his future to the club, despite constant rumours linking him with a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
Mourinho won't let his Chelsea side be distracted by rumours as they look to take a giant leap towards the knockout stages of the Champions League with a win over Maribor tomorrow evening.
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