Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda has revealed that Real Madrid are ready to offer Gareth Bale for Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
Hazard has been repeatedly linked with Bernabeu move and has recently claimed that his dream is to play for Madrid at some point.
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According to reports, Santiago Solari, who took over from sacked Julen Lopetegui, is eyeing the Belgium international.
The European champions are expected to bolster their ranks in the New Year and Inda admits a stunning January deal is on the cards.
“Real Madrid are pressing very hard to sign Hazard in January,” Inda told OK Diario.
“The last chance for Chelsea to take a pasture for the player is this winter. It is possible to barter with Bale.”
Meanwhile, former Real Madrid director Jorge Valdano has revealed his verdict on Bale’s performances for the club last month.
“We continue to measure Bale based on his price,” Valdano told Radio Marca.
“His price tag has created a fantasy that he is a world superstar.”
“But the last five years don’t correspond to what Real Madrid paid for him, even if every season he is applauded for scoring the goal of the year.”
On the other hand, Chelsea legend Dennis Wise believes Hazard’s departure is inevitable at some point though.
“He’s obviously an ambitious guy and if he wants to be a top world-class player then he probably needs to go on and win lots of different things,” Wise told Express Sport.
“You’ve got Barcelona and Real Madrid – those are where top players want to end up.
“But at the moment it’s important that we’ve still got him at Chelsea and I think he loves the place.
“I’m sure in time he’ll make his decision about what’s best for him.
“At the end of the day, he’s a world-class player and has made such a difference at the start of this season.”
“Do you want to lose him? Of course, you don’t. He’s irreplaceable if I’m being honest.”
“One day, unfortunately, when he wants to go he will. Hopefully, we get a couple more seasons out of him – at least.”