Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has dropped Eden Hazard transfer confession to confidants

Real Madrid boss Zidane is eyeing a summer transfer for Chelsea star Hazard, who spearheads the Frenchman’s Bernabeu transfer wishlist.

The 27-year-old is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with Madrid his preferred destination.

The return of Zidane as Real Madrid manager has only seen transfer talk intensify, with the 46-year-old a huge admirer.

Zidane actually advised Real to sign Hazard long before his Chelsea days, when the player was strutting his stuff in France with Lille.

That was back in 2010 but, that summer, the La Liga giants opted to sign Angel Di Maria from Portuguese side Benfica instead.

Now, however, could be the time to strike.

And OK Diario claim Zidane will only ponder cutting Isco loose if he lands Hazard from Chelsea at the end of the campaign.

Director Eduardo Inda said: “Zidane has said that as soon as he is tied, Hazard will let Isco go out.”

OK Diario then elaborate on the situation, claiming that Isco is now eager to stay at Real Madrid and fight for his place.

Meanwhile, pundit Chris Sutton believes Real should prioritise Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling over a deal for Hazard.

“You have to say that Raheem Sterling is now world class.

“If you were Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, surely you would want to buy him over Eden Hazard?

“Is there anything Sterling cannot do? His weight of pass is superb, his movement off the ball is lethal and he has become deadly in front of goal.

“What defender in the world would want to face Sterling in this form? It doesn’t matter if you take him on or back off — either way he will destroy you.

“He is still just 24 and improving year on year. His wonderful performances for England in the last two games have confirmed that he can thrive on the international stage.”