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Real Madrid news: Zinedine Zidane will ‘green light’ move to sign Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard in meeting with Florentino Perez

Los Blancos chief is a long-term admirer of the Belgian and will try and prise him away from Stamford Bridge

Zinedine Zidane is set to green light a swoop for Eden Hazard, according to reports in Spain.

The Real Madrid chief is due to hold transfer talks with president Florentino Perez this week as the pair plot their moves for 2018.

Eden Hazard has been on Real Madrid’s radar for years

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Eden Hazard has been on Real Madrid’s radar for years

And Mundo Deportivo claim Chelsea superstar Hazard tops the Frenchman’s shopping list ahead of the Abu Ahabi chat.

His BBC combination of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo has won him two Champions League titles.

But Zidane may want to shake things up after a sluggish start to the season highlighted their shortcomings.

He has spoken highly of the Belgian international in the past – and the feeling is mutual.


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Eden Hazard enjoys himself as Chelsea beat Huddersfield

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Eden Hazard enjoys himself as Chelsea beat Huddersfield

Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane are set for transfer talks

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Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane are set for transfer talks

On Zidane, Hazard told Belgian TV channel RTL: “Everyone knows the respect I have for Zidane as a player, but also as a manager. He was my idol.

“I do not know what will happen in the future. However, for sure, to play under Zidane would be a dream.”

The Belgian has not always appeared happy at Stamford Bridge but his form has improved under Antonio Conte.


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Real’s BBC – Benzema, Bale, Cristiano – have made Los Blancos the best team in Europe

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Real’s BBC – Benzema, Bale, Cristiano – have made Los Blancos the best team in Europe

And after last night’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield, he beamed: “We had a bad game against West Ham. When things happen like this we need to bounce back.

“There was fantastic movement from the front three. Well, when you have the players we have.

“The manager wants us to move a lot, not stay in the same position. We scored three goals, the fans will be happy.”