Chelsea have demanded that Real Madrid include Marco Asensio in a deal if they the Spanish giants are to want to bring Eden Hazard to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
This is as per Diario Gol, who are stating that both Antonio Conte and Roman Abramovich are fans of the Spanish international, and that the Blues would also be willing to see either Isco or Gareth Bale included in a deal for the Belgian.
Don Balon have stated in the past that Los Blancos value Asensio at around £132M (€150M), a fair price for a player who is definitely capable of filling in Hazard’s shoes should the two swap clubs this summer.
Asensio has caught the eye of many fans and critics since he broke onto the scene for Real in the 2016/17 season, with the Spaniard showing that he has what it takes to the spearhead for Madrid in the future.
The midfielder has managed to bag a total of 21 goals and 10 assists in 91 appearances for Julen Lopetegui’s side since his arrival from Espanyol in the summer of 2016, an impressive record for a 22-year-old.
With Ronaldo now gone, Real will be counting on a number of their current stars to step up to plate and make it seem like the Portuguese star has never left, and Asensio is sure to be one of these.
Asensio for Hazard would definitely be somewhat of a fair deal for both sides, however it may take the Spaniard a year or two to get up the Belgian’s level and perform at the levels that Hazard is at for the Blues currently.