Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard future at Chelsea has been under scrutiny in recent times. Getty Images

Real Madrid are planning a major overhaul in the summer transfer window, which could see James Rodriguez and Isco leaving the club to make space for Chelsea star Eden Hazard and starlet Marco Asensio. According to AS, sources close to the La Liga giants say the club already has an agreement in principle with Hazard that will bring him to the Santiago Bernabeu over the summer.

Los Blancos have undergone a disappointing campaign, one that could well end without silverware. They still have a chance to take the Champions League, but sit 12 points behind Barcelona in the league. They were also thrown out of the Copa del Rey earlier in the season for fielding an ineligible player.


AS claims Real Madrid have singled out James and Isco as two of the underperformers of the campaign, and will cash in on them to fund new signings – as they did in the past with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria.

Reports claim that Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are all keeping an eye on James as his stock is still high among Premier League clubs. Manchester City, along with Juventus, are also linked with a move for Isco.

The duo's departure would mean the arrival of new names, and AS understands that the main candidates for these roles are Hazard and Asensio, who is excelling on loan at Espanyol this season.

AS claims that Zinedine Zidane recommended Real Madrid sign Hazard when he was still in Ligue 1. Chelsea won out the contest for his services then, but the publication believes Los Blancos can take advantage of Chelsea's lack of Champions League football next season and lure him to Spain.

Hazard and his father have both recently insisted the player does not want to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. However, AS claims the Belgian has admitted he wants to work under Zidane, and has even reached an "agreement in principle" to make the move. However, Chelsea would still need convincing to cash in on one of their marquee names.

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