Real Madrid will make ‘£85m opening offer to Chelsea for Eden Hazard and will accelerate move for Paul Pogba’ ahead of summer transfer window
- Chelsea’s Eden Hazard will be the subject of an £85million bid from Real Madrid
- The Spanish giants are also set to push forward with a move for Paul Pogba
- Zinedine Zidane is planning an overhaul of his side after a disappointing season
- Hazard has yet to agree a new deal while Pogba is considering a move away
Hazard has yet to agree a new deal to remain at Stamford Bridge, with only a year left on his contract after a stunning campaign in which he has scored 19 goals in 44 games so far.
Manchester United‘s Champions League elimination and current struggles to qualify domestically for next season’s competition have emboldened Madrid to also push for Pogba.
Real Madrid are targeting Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard in an ambitious double swoop
PLAYER STATS 2018/19
Eden Hazard – 44 games, 19 goals
Paul Pogba – 42 games, 16 goals
The Frenchman is tied to Old Trafford until 2021, but will have his salary cut by 25 per cent should Manchester United fail to qualify for Europe’s premier competition.
The double swoop is likely to set Real Madrid back more than £200m, with Manchester United’s determination to keep hold of the powerful midfielder pushing his fee above £100m.
Pogba has, however, indicated that he is open to a move to the Spanish giants although Manchester United want to secure him to a new contract.
The 66-cap France international was overrun in midfield by Barcelona as Manchester United slumped to a 3-0 defeat at the Nou Camp, confirming their Champions League elimination.
Hazard is likely to play for Chelsea in their Europa League quarter-final second-leg tie against Slavia Prague on Thursday as the Blues seek Champions League qualification.
Pogba endured a frustrating night for Manchester United in defeat by Barcelona