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Real Madrid plot £160m swoop for David De Gea and Eden Hazard

Zinedine Zidane hopes to smash two world records to secure the Manchester United and Chelsea stars

Real Madrid are planning to smash two world records to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Sun report Los Blancos will break the record for an outfield player to sign the Belgian attacker, with an audacious £100million bid tabled in an attempt to bring Hazard to La Liga.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have also had a £60million bid rejected for long-term target De Gea.

The £60million figure would be another world record, surpassing the £35million Manchester City will pay for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, in a deal set to be completed this week.

Zidane is currently preparing his side for the Champions League final on Saturday, but it is thought he wants to strengthen his side whatever the outcome of their match against Juventus.

“That way to the airport please mate”

“That way to the airport please mate”

BBC4 – The home of a ridiculous front line

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BBC4 – The home of a ridiculous front line

Hazard has reportedly been told in great detail of Zidane’s tactics were he to sign for the La Liga champions, with the Belgian operating in an advanced playmaker role behind the famous BBC of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The devastating front four might be too much to turn down for Hazard, who considers Zidane as one of his footballing idols.

Meanwhile, United have rejected a £60million bid for De Gea, who has been courted by Madrid for a number of years.

A rogue fax machine was infamously behind the Spaniard’s failed move to Madrid on deadline day in 2015.

But we’ve been reliably informed that Los Blancos have upgraded their Windows XP computers and their fax machine has been fully serviced. Watch this space.

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