Jose Mourinho is reportedly preparing a blockbuster deal to bring Eden Hazard from Chelsea to Manchester United.
The Belgian forward has emerged as one of the best footballers in the world, having guided Chelsea to Premier League triumphs twice in the last three seasons.
But now, Hazard’s future at Chelsea is in doubt with both Real Madrid and PSG reportedly at loggerheads to secure the signatures of the Belgian.
Hazard is yet to sign a new deal with the Blues and has turned down a whooping £300,000-a-week contract.
Hazard has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid ever since joining Chelsea back in 2012.
Real Madrid have made a poor start this season and are fourth in the La Liga table – eleven points behind current league leaders Barcelona, but with a game in hand following their Club World Cup triumph.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidne is under pressure and is desperate to overturn their form as quickly as possible and has admitted in public that he will try everything possible to bolster the squad.
Zidane wants to add more creativity to his squad by bringing the Belgian at the Bernabeu.
According to Don Balon, Zidane has been pushing for Hazard’s signing for months now and Real president Florentino Perez has finally agreed to step up the pursuit of the Belgian.
Zidane has been a huge admirer of Hazard and has always wanted to land him at the Bernabeu.
And with his current stars misfiring this season it seems a transfer could be possible next summer.
The Los Blancos are in pole position to secure the services of the Belgian attacker but Manchester Unitd are now plotting a sensational deal to hijack Real Madrid’s move.
According to the Sun, Mourinho has identified Hazard as the ‘missing piece of the jigsaw’.
Mourinho is reportedly keen to reunite with Hazard, who played a pivotal role in Chelsea’s title winning side in the 2014/15 season.
The report says that Mourinho will splurge a British record transfer fee of £90million to lure away the Belgian star from Chelsea.
It also suggests that Mourinho is confident he can beat competition form Real Madrid and PSG to secure Hazard’s signatures.