Hazard was the subject of intense speculation from Real Madrid last summer.
Chelsea are aware they'll be unable to splash out on a replacement due to their transfer ban.
AS report that Real Madrid will have to pay a fee in the region of €100-120m to bring Hazard over to the Spanish capital. It is a lifelong dream for the Belgium worldwide, one that he has regularly spoken of in recent years and which, AS understands, he has set his heart on making a reality this summer - a resolution that he made well before Zinedine Zidane, his childhood idol, returned as coach of the LaLiga giants last Monday. "I do not know what will happen in the future".
But a move never materialised and Hazard stayed put at Chelsea, where he has shone under Maurizio Sarri. "However, for sure, to play under Zidane would be a dream".
This season, however, under a new coach and a drastically different tactical outlook, the 28-year-old - along with the rest of the team - has struggled to keep up with some of the league's frontrunners.
The prime objective is Chelsea's Eden Hazard.
Last year, Ross Barkley left Everton for a move to Chelsea, and in the first Premier League tie between these two club this term, it ended 0-0 at Stamford Bridge. However, they also say that it has not been a deciding factor for Hazard; he was keen to join with or without "Zizou" in the Bernabéu dugout.