Zidane lines up Hazard deal as contract talks stall

Ruben Hill
December 7, 2017

Hazard, who has finished 19 in this year's Ballon d'Or, has been strongly linked with a big-money move to the Spanish giants. He is suspected to have sustained a muscular injury, but Zidane did not reveal the extent of the knock following their win.

Hazard has previously spoken of his desire to be crowned the world's best player, and knows his chances of winning it will improve tenfold in the Spanish capital. Vallejo? I don't think he has much of an issue, but we still have to assess him.

The Mail says that Real first put Hazard on their shopping list previous year but their interest waned as Marco Asensio and Isco began to impress.

Essien told Goal: "He could go to Real Madrid to win the Ballon d'Or easier".

"I don't care what team we play, this doesn't take place until February", the former France midfielder added. He's very quick, very good on the ball.

"If you ask me about these two players, I will be very happy when they can have this deal but this is the responsibility of the club to try to do this". He is still believed to be keen on moving, but there are 18 months left on his contract, and United should be triggering the one-year extension clause that will see him get tied down until 2020.

"He is proving it week-in, week-out". The important thing was to get through to the knockout stage, we've done that.

"When you have Hazard, he can always do something".

"He makes goals for himself or others".

"He has that magic touch. And in Chelsea, people always said that I'm leaving, but I'm still here".

"He just enjoys playing football".

"I hope that at the end, Thibaut will sign his contract".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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