Real Madrid have been linked with a number of players in the last few weeks and months, ahead of the summer transfer window. Moves are likely to happen, as Los Blancos officials were criticised for not signing enough players last summer. In particular, striker Alvaro Morata was not properly replaced after being sold to Chelsea.
Morata’s current teammate Eden Hazard is one of the players that has been constantly linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, and the player has previously spoken of his admiration for Los Blancos.
The latest rumour from British publication the Daily Mail suggests that Hazard is stalling on any contract offers from Chelsea as he hopes to force a move to Real Madrid in the summer. The player looked dejected in the defeat to Manchester City at the weekend, as he didn’t seem to enjoy the defensive style of football his side was playing.
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What may be crucial in signing Hazard is keeping Zinedine Zidane as boss, as the player is a huge fan of the current Los Blancos coach. Of course, a player with the quality of Eden Hazard is likely to cost a lot of money, but that should not be an issue for Real Madrid.
Another player that has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu this summer is Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic. A report from Diario Gol suggests that a move for Pulisic could happen if Gareth Bale was to leave Real Madrid this summer. He has been linked with a move to Manchester United among others.
The report also states that PSG star Neymar is the number one target, and any move for Pulisic would only happen if the club are unable to secure the services of the Brazil international. Pulisic would be the cheaper option of course, costing around €80 million.