Manchester United consider shock £65m raid on Chelsea attacker

Manchester United are considering a shock £65million bid for Chelsea star Eden Hazard after failing in their attempt to sign Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale, according to reports from the Daily Star.

Hazard has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge the past few months, which started when he fell out with then manager Jose Mourinho after being dropped to the bench.

The winger was named the PFA Player of the Year last season for helping the Blues to the Premier League title, but he has failed to replicate that form this term with no goals in the English top flight.

His struggles have alerted the Red Devils, who are keen on adding a quality attacker into their ranks.

Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale was United’s top target, but an insider has revealed that it is unlikely that the club can lure the Welshman or his team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford anytime soon.

The source said: “The club has to be realistic and realise that signing Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo remains a long shot, which means alternative targets come into the equation.

“Eden Hazard is certainly one of those and the type of player United need if they want to start winning trophies again.”

Hazard, 25, has played 27 games in all competitions this season, scoring no goals.