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Transfer Rumour: Real Madrid eyeing Eden Hazard as Gareth Bale replacement

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Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a move for Eden Hazard, who is Zinedine Zidane’s first priority to replace Gareth Bale.

Spanish publication Don Balon have reported that Real Madrid are making their preparations to replace Gareth Bale, whose time at Santiago Bernabeu appears to be coming to an end. Los Blancos are thus, set to relaunch their attempt to land Eden Hazard from Chelsea.

Hazard is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, having been an integral figure in Chelsea’s fortunes over the last five years. Since joining the West London club, the player has been one of the first names on the team sheet whenever fit, and has gone on to rack up over 250 appearances for them.

With 75 goals and 66 assists in his Chelsea career, Hazard has essentially made a direct contribution every other game. And having been a pivotal figure in each of the Blues’ Premier League title triumph, the Belgian winger is unsurprisingly a highly sought-after player in the transfer market.

Among all his suitors, Real Madrid have been the most heavily linked club, having attempted to sign him on a number of occasions previously, albeit unsuccessfully so. Los Blancos, though, have not admitted defeat in their pursuit of Hazard, and are set to make another move for him.

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