Real Madrid are poised to make a world record £100m bid to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard
Former Bernabeu president Ramon Calderon reckons players hold all the power in the current market and his old club will be ready with a world-record fee if Eden Hazard gives any hint he wants to leave Chelsea.
"Chelsea aren't a selling club, so it wouldn't be easy, but as always it would depend on the wishes of the player. If he wants to leave, he will leave – that's always the point," he said Calderon.
"It's all about the player. The player must say, 'I want to leave and go to Real Madrid', and that will be the moment they start negotiating."
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Chelsea insist Hazard is happy at Stamford Bridge and is settled in London with his young family. He is under contract until June 2020.
Hazard, who joined Chelsea from Lille in 2012, idolised Real head coach Zidane when he was growing up.
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He was linked with Real after Chelsea's 2014-15 title success, but his poor performances last term and Real's transfer embargo meant speculation subsided.
But Real's interest has resurfaced, with the Belgium playmaker has been rejuvenated under head coach Antonio Conte as the Blues have taken a 10-point lead with 10 Premier League games to go.
Eden Hazard has scored 11 Premier League goals for Chelsea this season
Conte has repeatedly said contracts and the future of his players will be discussed at the end of the season, but Calderon added: "Chelsea will ask for a lot of money, I think that's what the situation will be at the end of the season.
"Chelsea knows quite well how much has been paid in the market over the last few years, with (Cristiano) Ronaldo, (Gareth) Bale and (Paul) Pogba – £100million is now the bar.
"That's how much a club like Chelsea would be asking for and the economy at Real Madrid is healthy. I don't think that wouldn't be a problem for them."
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has also been linked with a switch to Real, while forward James Rodriguez and striker Alvaro Morata, who had a spell at Conte's former club Juventus, have been the subject of speculation over moves to Chelsea.