Eden Hazard’s proposed move to Real Madrid is stalling as Chelsea ‘refuse to compromise’ over their asking price for the Belgian star.
The 28-year-old looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after seven seasons at the club, with Spanish giants Real ready to make the winger their marquee signing.
Hazard has entered the final year of his contract at Chelsea, and wanted a deal signed before joining up with the Belgium side for the upcoming international fixtures.
Having said ‘goodbye’ to the Blues faithful following the Europa League win in Baku last week, the London Evening Standard is reporting that talks between the clubs are said to have ‘collapsed’ with the stumbling block remaining Chelsea’s valuation of the player.
Chelsea are thought to be demanding a fee in excess of £100m for Hazard, a figure Real are so far refusing to match for a player who will be available on a free transfer next summer.
Real negotiator Jose Angel Sanchez is now reported to have left London without a deal having been secured, although Hazard’s switch to Spain is still expected to be completed when talks resume.
The Spanish side are set for an active summer in the transfer market, having already secured a £62m deal for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Luka Jovic.
Hazard remains the clubs top summer transfer target, though Real are also believed to be interested in Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.