Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is reportedly eager to seal a transfer to Real Madrid and wants things done soon, preferably around two weeks after the World Cup.
This is according to Don Balon, who state Madrid are also keen on Hazard and that they plan to give him Gareth Bale’s number 11 shirt at the Bernabeu.
The Belgium international seems an ideal signing for Los Blancos, especially if they do see him as coming in to take the place of Bale, whose future has been in some doubt for a while.
The Welsh winger had a superb impact off the bench in the Champions League final as he scored twice in a 3-1 win over Liverpool, though he spoke to BT Sport afterwards about his situation.
"I need to be playing week-in-week-out…that hasn't happened this season."
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 26, 2018
Saying he was disappointed not to start the game, Bale also said he’d have to sit down with his agent and discuss his future this summer, which may be why Real are being linked with Hazard.
The 27-year-old is one of the best attacking players in the world and Chelsea losing him would be a big blow, especially after their failure to qualify for the Champions League as attracting a good enough replacement could be that much harder.