Real Madrid 'end Hazard interest' after Chelsea demand world-record fee

30 July, 2018, 13:49 | Author: Alyssa Little
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And while the European champions are big admirers of the Belgian, new boss Julen Lopetegui feels he already has enough options.

Willian's role at Real Madrid would be one of support from the bench, offering pace and directness in the latter stages of games.

The 27-year-old has two years to run on his deal at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard also alluded towards a "preferred destination", which is widely believed to be Real Madrid.

Julen Lopetegui gives a speech to the media after being announced as new Real Madrid head coach
Julen Lopetegui gives a speech to the media after being announced as new Real Madrid head coach

The Brazilian is a wanted man after an impressive World Cup with Brazil, with Jose Mourinho keen for a reunion with the attacker at Manchester United, however, Madrid are intent on signing him. Since then, they have been reported to be in the market for a new Galactico as they look to compensate for the Portuguese's exit, as far as tangible contribution is concerned. Real Madrid have reportedly offered £100M in exchange for Thibaut Courtois and Willian. But, the report by AS suggests that Los Blancos may have backed out of their pursuit of the Chelsea superstar. The Everton keeper is being considered as a replacement by Chelsea if Courtois leaves, with the Belgian's future likely to be decided next week.

On the U.S. tour they will have Borja Mayoral and Raul de Tomas, two strikers with potential but they are not yet ready for a prominent role in the team while Vinicius also is only 18 and a player for the future.

Chelsea are readying a £30million bid for Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey before the transfer window shuts. Several marquee players were earmarked by Real Madrid but all of them resulted in major failures.

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