Chelsea are reportedly willing to pay Eden Hazard £300,000-a-week in order to stop him joining Real Madrid.
Spanish newspaper Sport claims Roman Abramovich is desperate to keep the talismanic forward at Stamford Bridge this summer.
And despite Real apparently being ready to submit an £87million bid after the World Cup, Chelsea will pull out all the stops in order to hang on to their main man.
Hazard is already the top earner in West London, pocketing £200,000-a-week.
His contract runs until 2020 and this summer could be decisive regarding his future.
Hazard is comfortable at Chelsea but has made no secret of his admiration for Real Madrid, as well as their boss Zinedine Zidane.
Antonio Conte is likely to leave at the end of the season after falling out with Chelsea’s hierarchy.
And Hazard could be stuck in no-man’s land as he once again waits to discover who his new manager will be and what role he’ll be taking up in the new system.
Real could likely pay the same wages on offer at Chelsea, although they may have to offload a couple of players beforehand.
But the final decision rests with Hazard, who knows all eyes will be on him when he leads Belgium out in Russia this summer.
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