President Florentino Perez confirmed he’s “very hopeful” over Real Madrid’s chances of signing Eden Hazard in the summer transfer window.
With just a year left on his contract at Chelsea, Hazard is being strongly tipped to complete a switch to Real.
The Belgian winger has confirmed he’s made a final decision on his future and has informed Chelsea. Although both the club and player himself have remained silent on the outcome.
But Perez’s latest comments only strengthened the belief that Hazard will indeed be departing Stamford Bridge in the summer.
“We have been trying to make Hazard a Real Madrid player for several years,” Perez told Onda Cero.
“I have a dream that Hazard will arrive this year. Let’s make a good team this year.
“I am very interested in him coming to Real Madrid and I am very hopeful that he will come this year. He’s one of the great footballers.
“Last year we wanted him, but this year he only has one year left on his contract and it is easier.”
Chelsea have allegedly slapped a €147m price tag on Hazard to Real despite there only being a year left on his contract.
Meanwhile, Perez also opened on plans to make Los Blancos a club that supporters can “dream” of again.
The Spanish giants are set to break the bank, with reports suggesting up to €540m could be spent this summer alone.
Perez added: “We are working on a project to make people dream again, where we recover our hunger and ambition. I have already lived through this stage before.”
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen are also being tipped to join Real in a bid to bolster their midfield.
FC Porto centre-back Eder Militao will arrive in the Spanish capital during pre-season after finalising a €50m transfer earlier this year.
On the other hand, though, Perez is expected to sell Gareth Bale to either the player’s old club Spurs or United.