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Transfer Rumors: Real Madrid Unwilling To Meet Chelsea's Price For Eden Hazard

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Real Madrid have mightily struggled to get by since Cristiano Ronaldo left the team on a shocking move to Juventus, and they'll be quite aggressive next summer in their pursuit for another top-tier scorer.

That's why the team has been recently linked with a potential summer move for players of the likes of Felipe Anderson, Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe, and, obviously, Eden Hazard.

Nonetheless, the Belgian star is still under contract with Chelsea until 2020 and while contract extension talks have stalled for the last couple of months, it looks like the Blues are reluctant to just opening the door for him to leave in the summer.

Chelsea have set Hazard's price at £100million and, while Real Madrid is more than capable of affording such price, Florentino Perez is 'unwilling' to meet that price, according to The Daily Mail.

Real Madrid will try to use James Rodriguez, whose loan spell at Bayern Munchen is set to expire, to convince Chelsea to lower their asking price for the Belgian winger, but whether if they're interested in the Colombian or not is still unknown.

Moreover, Mateo Kovacic has excelled at Stamford Bridge all season long and Maurizio Sarri has lauded his impact in the center of the pitch for the Blues, so perhaps the Croatian will also play a major factor in the Hazard negotiations.

If all that fails, Real Madrid is believed to ask Hazard to help them out by publicly stating his desire to leave the club and submit a transfer request, forcing Chelsea to let him go in this upcoming transfer window.

Hazard has repeatedly flirted with Real Madrid for some months now, and while he hasn't explicitly said that he's eager to leave London, he's publicly praised Zinedine Zidane and even went as far as calling him one of his idols growing up.