LaLiga giants target Chelsea star in player-plus-cash deal
LaLiga leaders Real Madrid will step up their interest in Eden Hazard by offering Alvaro Morata as part of the deal with Chelsea, according to The Sun.
Los Blancos have long been admirers of the Belgian, and they are searching for an heir to Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu. After a tough season last term, Hazard is thriving under Antonio Conte, helping the Blues to the top of the Premier League.
Understandably, Chelsea have been keen to warn possible suitors off Hazard in the past, but the inclusion of Morata could sweeten the deal, as he has been a target for sometime.
Frank Lampard on Eden Hazard: "When you have someone with that much ability, it makes a real difference." pic.twitter.com/we0ClqeuC3— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) 6 March 2017
Conte worked with Morata while at Juventus, having signed him from Real, and has been keen on a reunion. The Spaniard returned to his former club after they activated a buy-back clause in the summer, but he has struggled to usurp Karim Benzema as the main striker.
Conte and Zidane played together at Juve, and that past relationship could help broker a deal. The Sun also claims Paulo Dybala, currently with the Italian champions is also on Zidane’s wishlist.