It's looking increasingly likely that it'll be either Eden Hazard or Kylian Mbappe to fill Cristiano Ronaldo's boots at the Bernabeu and while it was a game that no-one wanted to play in, Hazard again pressed his claims with another impressive display, this time in the third place play-off.
With his World Cup over, Eden Hazard's potential move to Real Madrid is set to become the subject of intense speculation in the coming days and weeks, although Brian Laudrup believes it is a done deal.
Via Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, Hazard has said in Russian Federation after Belgium's 2-0 win over England in the World Cup third place playoff: "After six wonderful years at Chelsea, it might be time to discover something different".
His performances for Belgium at the World Cup have seen his stock rise even further, and now former Swansea manager Laudrup has confidently stated that the 27-year-old will be on his way to the Spanish capital in due course. I'm going on holiday.
'The only thing is that my children are the most important and I'll make the decision that best suits me for everything'.
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"You know my preferred destination", he said. "Zidane or no Zidane, the white shirt is special", Hazard said.
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is expected to be keen to keep hold of Hazard at Stamford Bridge.
"I think Real Madrid is everyone's dream".
Hazard has won the Premier League title twice with Chelsea, in 2014-15 and 2016-17, since joining from Lille six seasons ago.