Chelsea star Eden Hazard has admitted Real Madrid remain a "dream" club, even without the presence of former manager Zinedine Zidane, amid persistent rumours linking the Belgium global with Los Blancos.
Hazard's 2017-18 season under Antonio Conte, however, was a relatively subdued one, prompting rumours that the Belgian was looking to leave the club.
"I think Real Madrid is everyone's dream".
Now Belgium are out, Real may intensify their efforts to land Hazard. The rumours have gone on to the roof since Real's start man, Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with Juventus.
Asked about his feelings if he could not move to Madrid, he said "The blue sweater (of Chelsea) suits me well, so it does not bother me if I stay".
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how France who were champions at the 1998 FIFA World Cup will on Tuesday night, July 10, face Belgium who have never won the World Cup title in the seminal of the Russian Federation 2018 tournament. "As I've said 100 times before, I'm very happy at Chelsea".
According to Madrid-based paper Marca, the club have a superstar-filled list of alternatives to fill the Portuguese's sizable boots - chief among those being Tottenham's Harry Kane. He's certainly good enough!
If Real Madrid do indeed want to sign Hazard, they will certainly have to shell out staggering sums of money to do so.
"If he doesn't leave, we still have him for his best moments".