ARSENAL are reportedly closing in on a stunning swoop for Chelsea legend Eden Hazard from the Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
The 31-year-old Belgian became one of the most feared attackers on the planet during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Now Arsenal want to help him revive it by offering him a shock return to the Premier League.
Now Foot Mercato are claiming talks have taken place between his representatives and the Gunners this week.
They state that Mikel Arteta’s side are looking to initially complete a loan deal for Hazard.
Hazard has been blighted by injury and fitness issues since his arrival at the Bernabeu.
And those miseries have continued this term with him being restricted to just 23 appearances and one goal.
He recently underwent leg surgery that led him to him missing out on Wednesday’s victory over former club Chelsea in the Champions League.
Madrid’s supporters have shown him no sympathy throughout his troubles in the Spanish capital.
And they viciously went for him when Chelsea beat them in the Champions League semi-finals last season.
Hazard joked with former team-mate Kurt Zouma after a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge put eventual tournament winners Chelsea through 3-1 on aggregate.
Apologising after a backlash, he said: “I am sorry. I have read lots of opinions about me and it was not my intention to offend Real fans.
“It has always been my dream to play for Real Madrid and I came here to win.”
Hazard spent seven years at Chelsea and helped them to the two title wins, an FA Cup triumph plus the Europa League twice.