LONDON - Eden Hazard says he would be open to a ‘dream’ offer from Real Madrid this summer with talks on a new Chelsea contract still some way off.
The European champions are long-term admirers of Chelsea’s superstar, the player of the year in 2015, and they want to make him their next galactico.
While Hazard is adamant that he is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge, his public statement of admiration for Real will cause concern for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
Real manager Zinedine Zidane is Hazard’s childhood hero and would appear to be the only man able to lure the 26-year-old from west London.
Asked about interest from the 12-time European champions, Hazard - on international duty with Belgium - said: "We all have our dreams."
When quizzed on what he would do if a concrete proposal were to come from Zidane’s team, he said: "Of course, I would listen. Honestly, I do not know what offers will arrive.
"I only know that I have three years under contract at Chelsea."