Reigning champions of Europe Real Madrid have reportedly made an approach to Eden Hazard’s representatives, according to reports in France, cited by the Daily Mail.

There have been strong rumours in the past six months that the Belgian would be open to a move to Madrid if the time was right, and it looks like Real are now stepping up their pursuit for the Chelsea forward by making the first signs of contact with Hazard’s representatives.

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Chelsea are desperate to tie the player down to a new contract, however, Hazard’s father Thierry admitted that his son has rejected the Blues’ offer of an extension.

Hazard is under contract with the Blues until 2020, with Zinedine Zidane making the Belgian his top transfer target as he looks to shake up his squad after a disappointing season so far.

The Belgian is on record for admitting that it would be a ‘dream’ to play under the Frenchman at the Santiago Bernabeu and has described Zidane as ‘an idol’ of his.