Chelsea are express their interest in bringing Eden Hazard back to the Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports.
The Belgian star has endured a difficult two seasons in Spain since joining Los Blancos from Chelsea in an initial £88million, with the talented playmaker playing just 21 times for Spanish giants last term in an injury-hit season.
Overall, Hazard has scored just five Real goals in the two seasons in Spain, despite hitting double digit goal tallies in six of the seven seasons he spent at Stamford Bridge.
And reports Spanish outlet AS, intermediaries are trying to sound out a potential Chelsea return for Hazard – with Los Blancos happy to sell the playmaker for around £51m this summer.
The reports explain in details that Real Madrid would be keen to cut ties with Hazard this summer, they accept that it will be difficult to convince the Stamford Bridge outfit the stump up that sort of money, especially when they are chasing £170m-rated Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Hazard has not only frustrated the Madrid supporters with his inconsistent performances and fitness record, but he also angered his own fans for laughing when his side were knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals by Chelsea earlier this year.
The playmaker, who scored 110 goals with additional of 78 assists across all competitions for Chelsea, made returned to Stamford Bridge for the first time since his huge transfer to Spain in 2019 – was seen smiling and laughing with Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy at full-time.
Hazard took to Instagram straight away to issue an apology, saying it wasn’t his ‘intention to offend Real Madrid fans’ and that it is a ‘dream’ to play for the club.
Hazard took to his Instagram story to say: ‘I am sorry. I have read a lot of opinions about me today and it wasn’t my intention to offend Real Madrid fans.
‘It has always been my dream to play for Real Madrid and I came here to win. The season is not over and together we must now battle for La Liga. Hala Madrid!’