EDEN HAZARD has allegedly been contacted by Zinedine Zidane over a move to Real Madrid.
One report claims that the Belgian star was holding out on signing a £300,000-a-week extension at Chelsea as he waits to hear from Real.
But, according to Spanish title Diario Gol, Zidane has called Hazard in the past week to discuss his interest.
Hazard, 26, has a two and a half years to run on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.
But Real are long-term suitors and Hazard recently spoke of his admiration for the Spanish giants.
The Times says that Hazard has shelved talks until the end of the season, when Hazard then jets off to face England at the World Cup.
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At the end of November, Hazard said: “I am always very fine at this club. I still have two years of my contract left.
“When I feel the desire to leave, I’ll leave. But, for now, I’m a Blue.
“We know the admiration that I have for Real, but I’m at Chelsea. Every year, things were said about me but I stayed.
“In Lille, I was announced in Paris, but I stayed. And in Chelsea, people always said that I’m leaving, but I’m still here.”
Antonio Conte urged Hazard to pen a new Blues contract after he put Newcastle to the sword with a double in Saturday’s 3-1 win.
When asked about contract for Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, the Italian boss said: “It is normal during the season to have the contact between the player – or the agent of the player – and the club.
“I hope that at the end, Thibaut will sign his contract.
“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.”