Real Madrid could offer James Rodriguez in exchange for Eden Hazard this summer in an attempt to sidestep Chelsea’s massive valuation of the Belgian, according to The Sun.
The Sun reports that Chelsea would demand a fee in excess of £100m for Hazard despite his huge dip in form this season, in which he has failed to score a single Premier League goal.
Los Blancos will target Hazard in the next transfer window, and the 25-year-old would be receptive to approaches from either the Spanish giants or Paris Saint-Germain, The Sun adds.
But The Sun also understands that Real have no intention of meeting Chelsea’s asking price, and are therefore considering offering James to the Blues in a blockbuster swap deal.
The Colombian has also had a disappointing season, starting only 13 La Liga games and failing to make an impact in the Champions League, although he has at least managed six goals.
Chelsea were keen on the 24-year-old before his £70m switch to Real from Monaco in 2014, according to The Sun, and is still highly regarded enough to command a huge transfer fee.
The Sun claims that Madrid feel that a swap would be beneficial to all parties, allowing two of the world’s most exciting players a fresh start, and a platform to rediscover their best form.
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