Real Madrid’s interest in Chelsea FC winger Eden Hazard has been reignited by the Belgian’s performances for his national side in Euro 2016. The La Liga giants are now willing to offer Alvaro Morata to the Blues in a swap deal for Hazard.
Former Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a number of top European clubs after two solid seasons for the Serie A champions. Morata has made over 90 appearances and notched up 27 goals for the Bianconeri since arriving from Real in 2014, becoming one of their key attacking players.
However Real have recently exercised their buy-back option, believed to be in the region of £23 million, to bring the 23-year-old striker back to the Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos now have the option of keeping him as a back-up striker to Karim Benzema, or sell him on for a profit with Arsenal very keen to wrap up a deal for the Spaniard.
It now looks like their cross-town rivals Chelsea are in pole position to hijack the deal, after Real Madrid have reignited their interest in Blues winger Eden Hazard. Real are now prepared to offer a sizable amount of cash along with Morata to Chelsea, in order to secure the services of Hazard, according to the Mirror.
The 24-year-old Belgian had a brilliant season for the Blues in 2014-15, when he won the PFA Player of the Season award. However, he was a shadow of his former self this past season, putting in a string of poor performances as they finished in 10th place.
Hazard sparked transfer speculation after expressing his admiration of Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane back in February. However, the rumors have died down since, with the Belgian coming under a lot of criticism and Real Madrid were believed to have withdrawn interest.
Now, by the looks of things, the Chelsea winger has caught the eye of Europe’s elite once again. He put in a match-winning performance for Belgium in their Euro 2016 round of 16 clash against Hungary, scoring a beautiful solo goal and registering a top notch assist. Judging by his performances in the tournament so far, the highly-rated winger seems to have regained his lost touch. It remains to be seen if he can continue in this vein of form for the rest of the tournament.