Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has spoken of his admiration for Chelsea's Eden Hazard.
The Belgian, who recently signed a new contract at Chelsea until 2021, has talked of Zidane as his hero and the respect appears to be mutual.
The former France playmaker is a coach at Real and his appraisal of Hazard as one of the three best players in the world, with room for improvement, could be seen as the start of the Spanish giants' courtship of the Belgian.
Zindane is one of the favourites to be handed the reins at the Bernabeu - should Carlo Ancelotti be relieved of his duties in the summer.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho recently said every player has a price, but has no intention of selling a player who is favourite for Sunday's PFA Player of the Year award.
"There are players I keep an eye on and who I like a lot, like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, of course," Zidane told fifa.com.
"They're fantastic players, but I like Eden Hazard a lot too. I enjoy everything he does on the pitch.
"I like the way he carries himself, that decisive streak in him and the fact that he's improving every year.
"He can still get better too, and I think he's a big reason why Chelsea are on top of the table."