Reports have continued to pour in excessively like water spilling uncontrollably out of a broken dam about Real Madrid’s rekindling their interest in Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard just before the return of club legend Zinedine Zidane as head coach.
Things looked to be spiraling out of control at the outfit with loss to Barcelona in the Copa de Rel and their shameful exit from the Champions League.
That had been the match that broke the camel’s back and for club president Florentino Pérez, it was the last straw for Santiago Scolari .
Chelsea know how much getting Hazard to play for the Spanish side means to them, but the Blues are willing to hold out for £100m for the star should Los Blancos continue to press them to offload the Belgium international.
Don Balon is conceding that Pérez and returned manager Zidane have both agreed to fork out the sum Blues are demanding for Hazard, though it is a few million pounds short at £98m.
With talks of Hazard’s exit taking a sudden rise, it is unlikely the 27-year-old will remain at the outfit even though former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan thinks the Blues can resist the lure to sell him.
Chelsea have been banned for two transfer windows by FIFA following allegations of foul play in the previous transfer windows, and Jordan believe Blues will be left toothless in their attack if they sell him now without a replacement.