Thibaut Courtois wants former Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid

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Speaking at a news conference Saturday ahead of Sunday's home game against Huesca, Zidane described his compatriot as a "different" player. I've got no doubt about that, and especially players who are in contract. He knows how to do everything on the field.

"If, when he finishes his experience at United, he wants to come here, why shouldn't he come to Real Madrid?".

Zidane was asked whether any player could be worth the €280 million mooted as the price for Paris Saint-Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe. We don't know what the future holds.

With Zidane's return to the bench, with whom Hazard has had a special relationship since he wanted to sign him while playing for Lille, rumours of his arrival at Real Madrid are gaining velocity.

Madrid have endured a season of underachievement that started under the management of Julen Lopetegui before he was sacked and replaced by Santiago Solari.

Real have won both their games since Zidane was reappointed as manager on 11 March and with nine games remaining they are third, 12 points behind league leaders Barcelona.

It is, therefore, expected to be a busy close season in the Spanish capital.

And now Courtois says he'd welcome a move that would see his global teammate become a club colleague again.

'Not for me, because we have some players a little bit exhausted, ' he told his pre-match press conference.

"It has to be the manager who has the final say if the player comes in. And it does not mean that afterwards there will not be changes".

Centre-back Raphael Varane has also been linked with a move away from Real this summer, with reports in Spain suggesting he is considering leaving.

"But, ultimately, Manchester United are very professional and I'm sure they'll make sure the players they want to keep they do keep".

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