Stunning news has emerged from the Metro that Manchester United are willing to sanction a £90 million offer for Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

Hazard has two-and-a-half years left on his current contract but rejected the Club’s last contract offer of £300,000. It is feared that Hazard craves a new challenge amidst speculation that Real Madrid are interested following manager Zinedine Zidane’s public admiration for the player.

Hazard ran into conflict with Mourinho before the Portuguese was sacked following a defeat to Leicester in December 2015. That said, the Belgian remains a good terms with the former Chelsea boss and remains in close contact.

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Close friends: Mourinho with Hazard following a 1-1 draw with United in October 2014

 

It would represent a major coup for former manager Jose Mourinho who managed to lure Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford this past summer. Matic departed for Manchester in a £35 million deal. The Club overruled Head Coach Antonio Conte who intended for the Serb to remain at the Bridge.

Manchester United, however, are not the only club trying to lure Hazard away for the Bridge. Diario Gol report that Real Madrid are in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Chelsea for the sale of Hazard, something that would immensely panic Chelsea fans.

Should Hazard depart the Bridge, the Club would rather see the Belgian depart for a foreign team as opposed to a domestic rival. Chelsea, however, are not willing to sell and are doing all they can to make the Belgian superstar the highest paid player in the Club’s 112 year history.

 

 

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Written by Chris Bradford

20. Chelsea FC. Student at University of Liverpool. Twitter: @ChrisUTC97

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