REAL MADRID president Florentino Perez is no longer interested in a move for Chelsea star Eden Hazard following the Belgian’s comments about Barcelona and Lionel Messi.
Perez and Zinedine Zidane are long-term admirers of the winger having tried to sign him last summer.
Los Blancos have always refused to meet the required £90m Chelsea would want before considering a sale.
But any possibility of reigniting their interest next month when the transfer window opens or at the end of the season have been put to bed.
Despite Zidane remaining keen on Eden Hazard, Perez has blocked any transfer due to the Belgian’s latest comments about their arch-rivals Barca.
“In the last 10 or 15 years there is no team like Barcelona or any player that comes close to Leo Messi,” Hazard said.
And those comments have not sat well with Perez, who feels disrespected by the 26-year-old.
Diario Gol claim Zidane would still welcome Hazard in the Spanish capital but Perez has the backing from fans that the Blues star simply can’t join after his comments.
Hazard may have offers elsewhere though with recent reports suggesting Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunion with him at Manchester United.
The Sun claim Mourinho is planning a British record bid of £90m for Hazard.
Chelsea are hopeful of tying him down to a new deal but he has so far stalled on signing a new £300,000-a-week contract.