When you see read as many transfer stories as we do, sometimes you come across one that makes you smile.
The fact that Real Madrid could be interested in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard isn’t really a rumour anymore, it’s bordering on a fact.
Zinedine Zidane is a huge fan of the Belgian winger who, at his best, could be classified as one of the top 10 players in the world.
This is why, considering some of the fees and amount of money being thrown around this summer, when we saw that Chelsea could be tempted to sell him for €70m (£59m), we could help but grin.
Not because we don’t think it could happen, because anything can happen in football, but more the thought of Chelsea accepting a fee of below £60m for one of their best players, if not their best.
La Repubblica on Wednesday look at what Real Madrid could do, and they say that ‘providing Abramovich gives in’, they could get him for that “cheap”.
The Italian newspaper say Antonio Conte and Eden Hazard aren’t exactly ‘in tune’ with each other, which is the basis of this small story, and until we see proof of that (the manager’s recent comments suggest anything but a bad relationship), we won’t really believe in an exit for the Belgium international.