Chelsea will demand more than £100million from Real Madrid if they try to sign Eden Hazard this summer.
Hazard has put his future at Stamford Bridge into more doubt after giving an interview to RMC Sport where he said: “I know what I’m going to do, I have decided.”
It is understood the 28-year-old wants to push ahead with plans to move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Chelsea will not let him go without a fight, however, and are putting a huge price tag on his head — even though his contract runs out next year. They have been prepared to offer well in excess of £300,000 a week to ensure he remains at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard, who has delayed any further talks over a new contract until the end of this campaign, revealed after the World Cup last summer that he wanted to leave. At the time, Real decided not to make an official offer because the Blues had intimated it could cost up to £200m for them to buy Hazard.
The Belgium international is enjoying one of his best seasons at Chelsea. He is the fourth top scorer in the Premier League with 12 goals and has made the most assists in the top flight with 10.