Zinedine Zidane whispered some sweet nothings in the direction of Eden Hazard earlier this week, which has apparently prompted Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to name his price for the 24-year old. That's right, Mourinho had some comments about exactly what Hazard would cost if Real Madrid have interest (which he doesn't believe they do):
"If Real Madrid want him, I think I would be the first one to know, but if they do it would be £100m for each leg."
"I don't believe they are trying to sign him because they didn't tell me. My relationship with their President and with the CEO doesn't give space for something to happen behind my back. I trust them completely. If they want him they get on the telephone and they call me to tell me they want him."
Mourinho wasn't done there, though. He made sure to heap plenty of praise on the Belgian for his attitude, and the way he plays the game:
"He wants to be a special player and a normal person. In football it's a lot the culture now of being a special player and a special person. This is not him."
"He's a fantastic boy, a golden boy. The way he behaves, the way he wants to be, the way he respects people, even the way he respects opponents. He doesn't cheat. He doesn't dive. Nothing. So I think, even for opponents, I think he's a fantastic kid."
Frankly, I can't imagine that Hazard would have signed a new deal if he had any intention of leaving in the next several seasons, so this is likely a whole lot of nothing. I wouldn't even sell him for the £200 million suggested by Mourinho, though, and I hope the Chelsea board agrees.