Spending £100m on Hazard no problem for Real, says former chief Calderon

Gareth Bale has proposed to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez that the club sign Spurs midfielder Dele Alli instead of Chelsea's Eden Hazard, according to Diario Gol.

The Daily Mirror state the Belgian "is understood to be learning Spanish" and is keen to be managed by Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane despite the Blues reported to be preparing a new extended contract for the attacker.

Real Madrid boss Zidane has always liked Hazard, who idolised the former France global growing up, but Chelsea will play hard ball with Madrid over any approach.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard is reportedly learning Spanish amid the rumors that the Belgian global is targeted by Real Madrid.

Conte and his wards are now topping the Premier League standings, and the Blues are highly favored to win the title at the end of the season.

The Belgium worldwide has since become a key player for the Blues and in February 2015 was rewarded with a new five-and-a-half-year contract, said to be * a href="https://www.google.es/search?q=chelsea+neymar&rlz=1C1VFKB_enES674ES678&oq=chelsea+neymar&aqs=chrome.69i57.1633j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=eden+hazard+new+deal&*" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" *worth around £200,000-a-week.

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Hazard has been back to his emphatic best this season, after having a season to forget last time around.

Hazard and Courtois both picked up injuries during worldwide duty with Belgium but they are expected to return in time to face Crystal Palace and Manchester City in the coming days.

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The likelihood is that Abramovich will rebuff any offers but find himself signing off a significant pay rise for the player, whose £200,000-a-week deal, which expires in 2020, already makes him the club's best-paid player.

"Chelsea aren't a selling club, so it wouldn't be easy, but as always it would depend on the wishes of the player", Calderon said.

According to Marca's Jose Felix Diaz, Real approached the Blues a year ago regarding Hazard, but the Belgian stayed put, with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia assuring him they "wouldn't reject a future advance from Madrid out of hand". That means Conte will have to convince his two Belgian stars that they have as much chance of winning the Champions League with Chelsea as they have at Real Madrid.

  • Tabitha Byrd