Real Madrid are interested in signing Chelsea’s star playmaker Eden Hazard, but any potential deal would hinge on the futures of Isco and James Rodrigurez at the Santiago Bernabeu.
According to Cadena Cope, Madrid favour a move for the Belgium international over pursuing Juventus’ Paulo Dybala, although it’s believed Los Blancos would probably have to once again break the world transfer record to bring Hazard to Spain.
Hazard signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea in 2015 and has been outstanding for Antonio Conte’s Blues this season, serving to add even more to his price-tag.
However, Madrid may have to sell Isco or Rodriguez in order to accommodate Hazard, but it remains to be seen if either player wish to leave. Rodriguez has been consistently linked with a move away from Madrid in recent transfer windows.
Diego Costa recently said he would not be surprised if Madrid targeted Hazard and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois this summer considering their excellent recent form.
“If Real Madrid were to sign Hazard and Courtois, poor Chelsea!” the Spain striker said following Chelsea’s FA Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United on Monday night.
“Hazard is happy here, but we all know that when teams like that knock on your door you have to think about it.
“He is very calm, he is very much loved here. He is a top player and I would be happy if he stays.”