'Everyone wants Neymar, Mbappe' - Tuchel replies to Perez

'Everyone wants Neymar, Mbappe' - Tuchel replies to Perez

And the return of his idol, Zinedine Zidane, to the Bernabeu hot seat has only increased rumours of an impending transfer.

And according to ESPN, Chelsea have now come to terms about Hazard's inevitable exit and are aware their best player's desire to join Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane could use his French connection to lure Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid this summer, says club president Florentino Perez, who is also open to signing Neymar.

The Frenchman was named as head coach on Monday on a contract through the 2022 season, returning to the club he departed 10 months ago, having won his third straight Champions League title.

Real are believed to be prioritising the signing of a new attacker this summer, with former Barcelona star Neymar - now a teammate of Mbappe's at PSG - another name admired by the Spanish club.

Zidane returned to Real on Monday just nine months after his abrupt departure, tasked with restoring the club to former glory after a hard season with Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari at the helm.

"Zidane's French so maybe he could do something with Mbappe", Perez, with a laugh, told reporters. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

As per a report from ESPN, Premier League giants Chelsea fear that they will not be able to hold on to Belgian wing wizard Eden Hazard beyond the summer, amid rising interest from Real Madrid and have made a decision to demand a transfer fee of at least £100 million from the reigning European champions.

He is said to idolise Zidane, who was tipped to replace the under-pressure Sarri at Chelsea before taking over for a second spell as Real boss.

The 46-year-old won nine trophies at Madrid and is considered a hero by supporters after managing Real in one of the club's most successful eras.

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