Chelsea weigh up £25m bid as Mourinho reignites interest

Lille midfielder Eden Hazard

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are looking to make a £25 million bid for Eden Hazard following renewed interest from Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid.

Eden Hazard has continued his phenomenal rise to stardom following his league title success last season with Lille, and has long been on the radar of Europe’s elite.

It is said that Zinedine Zidane, who is now Director of Football at Real Madrid, tried to bring the Belgian wonderkid to the Bernabeu in the summer. Hazard, however, wished to remain at his club for the Champions League run and another attempt at the French title.

Chelsea’s latest bid could prove to be fruitful as sources at Lille claim the player has already agreed provisional terms with the Premier League club.

Hazard – who has racked up seven goals and six assist in Ligue 1 so far this season – has expressed a desire to move to Spain when his time at the French champions comes to an end.

Andre Villas-Boas will need to act quickly if he is to secure his target, as a number of clubs continue to court the midfielder.