Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez has opened up on long-time transfer target Eden Hazard.
With Chelsea rounding up their season on Wednesday night, Hazard’s future at the club still remains uncertain, the forward has hinted that the Europa League final against Arsenal could be his final game for the Blues.
The forward told the Guardian that no deal had been arranged, but he would wait to see what happened afterward.
“At the moment, nothing has happened, so I can’t say anything,” Hazard said about a potential move to Madrid.
“It’s in the hands of the clubs. But I can put it aside. I have done it during a full season right now, and I have played reasonably well.
“I stay in that mode: just thinking about football. After the final, we will see what happens.”
Perez however has said that he has a feeling that this year will be the year Real Madrid land the Belgian ace.
Madrid have reportedly tabled a £87million bid for the forward so far, but Chelsea are holding out for a £130m fee.
And Perez admitted that the club had been trying to Hazard away from London for a number of years.
“How are we supposed to talk to a club who are playing in a final?” Perez asked during his interview with Onda Cero’s El Transistor.
“We’ve been trying for a number of years to make Hazard a Real Madrid player, but we haven’t achieved it yet.
“I’d really like Hazard to come to Real Madrid and really hope he does.
“He is one of the best footballers.
“Last year we wanted him but this year I have the dream, the feeling that Hazard will be coming to Real Madrid.”
Hazard will be out of contract next summer, but Chelsea’s transfer ban at the moment will prohibit them from replacing the star this year, which could prove vital in any negotiation.