Madrid have been interested in signing Hazard since late 2016 and it is expected that Los Blancos will have to pay over £100 million ($130m) to complete a deal.
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The 28-year-old Belgium global has been stalling on a new Chelsea contract for over a year now, amid speculation linking him with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The Independent explains that Madrid were not in a position to pay the 250m pounds that Chelsea were seeking for Hazard past year, but - given that he will be going into the final 12 months of a Blues deal that expires in June 2020 - the West Londoners may be willing to reduce their asking price to as low as 100m this summer.
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Hazard will be into the final year of his contract once the summer window opens, at which point it is claimed the Spanish giants will make their move. "I have made my decision" in regards to staying at Chelsea or moving to Spain in a recent documentary, with that interview filmed two months ago. Since admitting he has made a decision, the Belgian has attempted to keep English media guessing and could well continue to keep publicly sending out mixed messages.
Much like Hazard at Chelsea, Los Blancos have relied heavily on the returns of Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema this season, which has set a risky precedent, invariably leading to the side's struggles at different stages of the campaign. We will see. I don't want to talk about this every day. When I'm in the field, I just want to play. "I will wait for the right moment".
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