Chelsea have reportedly set a price tag of £130m (€147m) on Real Madrid target Eden Hazard.
Negotiations between Chelsea and Real continue over the summer signing of Hazard, who has made his final decision on his future.
The Belgium captain has informed Chelsea of his plans, but he’s yet to make them known to the public amid growing expectations over a move to the Spanish capital.
On Friday, though, former Blues boss Jose Mourinho predicted that next week’s Europa League final against Arsenal will be Hazard’s final outing for the club.
And now Sky Sports reported that Chelsea have named their asking price of an incredible €147m to Real.
It’s understood that club director Marina Granovskaia is personally handling the negotiations and is under no pressure to conclude a deal.
This may come as somewhat of a surprise given that Hazard only has one year left on his contract. Thus, he will be able to walk out of Stamford Bridge next summer as a free agent.
But Real only value the 28-year-old at €100m which falls way below Chelsea’s asking price. Therefore, Hazard’s dream to play under his idol Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu is seemingly under threat.
Meanwhile, Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur announced this week Hazard had set a deadline of June 4 for his future to be sorted out.
“I heard that Real are wanting to make the final push after the Europa League final. I think the jigsaw pieces might fall into place in that short period after the Europa League final,” Terreur told Transfer Talk.
“That’s what the player’s hoping for as well. He wants everything done before he joins Belgium – they’re playing Kazakhstan and Scotland – that’s on the fourth of June.
“So there’s a bit of a deadline, but there’s some space to do the deal.”
Asked on where Hazard will be next season, Terreur said: “Real Madrid”.
Hazard has provided 19 goals and 16 assists in 51 appearances for Chelsea across all competitions this season.