In a recent interview, Hazard made it clear he is still open to joining the Spanish giants even though former Real manager Zinedine Zidane, who is said to be a big admirer of the Belgian and wanted him at the Santiago Bernabeu, stepped down from his position after the UEFA Champions League final.
Chelsea's hopes of holding on to their key asset aren't helped by the uncertainty surrounding their manager as Antonio Conte remains in charge, despite a protracted saga involving Napoli's Maurizio Sarri.
Eden Hazard has spoken about the managerial situation at Chelsea & a potential transfer to Real Madrid's as "everyone's dream" but played down a summer move to Los Blancos in an exclusive interview with beIN SPORTS.
The victor between France and Belgium on Tuesday will face either England or Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday.
"I know him well, I know that when he makes a decision, he does so knowing all the consequences".
The two European big-hitters have progressed to the final four of the World Cup in Russian Federation after overcoming some high-profile opposition en route. "Zidane is someone special, it's true, but I think Real is everyone's dream", he said. With or without Zidane, Madrid's shirt is special.
The Blues finished fifth and won the FA Cup last term.
And Abramovich is said to be ready to sell Hazard as he is considering selling the club, although he has not yet received an offer.
Perez is desperate to sign Neymar too but Hazard appears the more likely signature at this stage, with Diario Gol reporting that No. 7 spot has been reserved for the Chelsea man.
Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC.
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