That’s the claim of Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur. Hazard has long been linked with a switch to Spain to play for European champions Real, with boss Zinedine Zidane a big fan of the player. And Terreur thinks the broken ankle the attacking ace picked up in training with Belgium in June could have seen a Madrid switch fall through. “As long as Zidane is the manager it will always pop up,” he said on The Transfer Window podcast when quizzed about Hazard. “But I think Chelsea are trying to convince him to sign a new contract. “I think if he hadn’t injured himself at the end of last season during the international period with Belgium, it might have happened already.
Eden Hazard could have joined Real Madrid in summer if no ankle injury - Belgian reporter
Daily Star | Oct 6