Chelsea's hopes of retaining Eden Hazard this summer are believed to be improved following the departure of Zinedine Zidane.

Zidane was pushing Real Madrid to sign Hazard this summer.

Hazard idolized Zidane when he was growing up.

Real Madrid have yet to appoint Zidane's replacement but it is believed they have already decided not to make buying Hazard a priority.

Chelsea plan to offer Hazard a deal that will increase his salary from £200,000-a-week to £300,000-a-week.