La Liga giants Real Madrid have reportedly decided to up their interest in the signing of Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.
The Spanish giants have long been rumoured with securing the services of Belgium international, who has just over 12 months left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.
However, according to The Telegraph, the return of Zidane in charge of Real Madrid has coincided with the Los Blancos opting to make their first official approach for their long-term target.
Belgian superstar is a long-standing admirer of Zinedine Zidane, and the report claimed that the Frenchman’s second spell at Santiago Bernabeu is likely to increase the chances of a summer deal being reached.
The Blues are believed to value Belgian superstar at £100m, however, the Los Blancos may attempt to negotiate a lower fee given Stamford Bridge giants need to sell the player if they cannot tempt the forward to sign a new deal.
Meanwhile, France international midfielder N’Golo Kante is Zinedine Zidane’s no.1 transfer this summer after the Frenchman has made a return to Real Madrid.
Zidane stepped down from his role as the Los Blancos head-coach 10 months ago after guiding the club to three successive games in the Champions League, however, returns to replace Santiago Solari who has spent around five months in charge of the Spanish giants.
And after signing a deal confirming his re-appointment at Santiago Bernabeu, Zidane has made Chelsea anchorman, N’Golo Kante as his first transfer target as he looks to rebuild his team, according to La Gazetta dello Sport journalist Nicolò Schira.