Boudewijn Zenden tells Chelsea's Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid

According to Hazard, two years ago he sent the Manchester United manager a message apologising for the nature of Mourinho's Chelsea-exit.

But Hazard admitted guilt for what he described as his worst season in football, which saw Mourinho sacked midway through the 2015/16 campaign - months after winning the Premier League.

The Belgium global has also made it clear that he plans to leave on "good terms" with Chelsea should an agreement be reached with Madrid at the end of the season. He said, "I have already spoken several times about my future, but there is no possibility that I will leave Chelsea in January".

"After the title (win in 2015), we had asked Mourinho for extra holidays".

Everyone else might be falling out left, right and centre with Jose Mourinho but the Manchester United boss has one ally with Eden Hazard revealing he wants to work with his former boss again.

But the playmaker conceded he may have to do more to be considered the world's best player, adding: "If it's the one who scores the most goals, I'm not the best".

"Mourinho's image of an extremely defensive coach isn't completely right", the Belgium worldwide said. "We had a team to get a lot of prizes". "I think so. It is also when you have a dream and you want to make it happen".

"Chelsea were clear to me; I could not leave (in the summer).I accepted it", Hazard told Telefoot.

Hazard was reported to be one of the culprits for Mourinho's axing, but the player's comments and loyalty towards his managers and Chelsea, in general, since then suggest that might not have been the case. But I will never look to clash with the club.

With Julen Lopetegui on the brink after a shaky start to his first season in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real badly need a new talisman to take over from Cristiano Ronaldo who left for Juventus in the summer.

Hazard scored four goals in 31 games during the 2015/16 season, his lowest goal tally during his time with the club, and the Belgian said that his sub-par form was partly his own fault.

  • Stacy Allen