Real Madrid are stepping up their pursuits of Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba.*****************************************

Real Madrid are stepping up their pursuits of Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba, with an initial £85million bid lined up for the Chelsea star.

Hazard has yet to agree a new deal to remain at Stamford Bridge, with only a year left on his contract after a stunning campaign in which he has scored 19 goals in 44 games so far.

Manchester United’s Champions League elimination and current struggles to qualify domestically for next season’s competition have emboldened Madrid to also push for Pogba.

The Frenchman is tied to Old Trafford until 2021, but will have his salary cut by 25 per cent should Manchester United fail to qualify for Europe’s premier competition.

The double swoop is likely to set Real Madrid back more than £200m, with Manchester United’s determination to keep hold of the powerful midfielder pushing his fee above £100m.

Pogba has, however, indicated that he is open to a move to the Spanish giants although Manchester United want to secure him to a new contract.

The 66-cap France international was overrun in midfield by Barcelona as Manchester United slumped to a 3-0 defeat at the Nou Camp, confirming their Champions League elimination.

Hazard is likely to play for Chelsea in their Europa League quarter-final second-leg tie against Slavia Prague on Thursday as the Blues seek Champions League qualification.

Real Madrid are stepping up their pursuits of Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba

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