Real Madrid have not backed down on their interest to land Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard, and the talented playmaker has been linked with a Santiago Bernabeu move for quite a while. The transfer rumours have surfaced once again, but with a slight change on Los Blancos’ potential approach.
Until now, most transfer rumours regarding Hazard’s potential move to Madrid indicated that Los Merengues were open to pay “as much as needed” to secure the services of the Belgian. However, things have changed and now there might be a “two-for-one” trade between the Spanish giants and Chelsea.
According to a report from Spanish news outlet Onda Cero, the reigning European champions are preparing a plan that would see Hazard move to Santiago Bernabeu this January while Los Blancos would send both Mateo Kovacic and Isco to London. However, it seems unlikely that Chelsea would part ways with their star player midway through the season.
The Croatia international is currently on loan at Stamford Bridge and Real Madrid are supposedly ready to let him remain at Chelsea on a permanent deal, whereas the out-of-favour Isco, who does not count for manager Santiago Solari, could also join him as a way to sweeten the deal. Isco could act as a direct replacement for Hazard.