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Real Madrids clash with Manchester United could play key role in Eden Hazards Chelsea future

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Real Madrid's clash with Man Utd could play key role in Hazard's Chelsea future
Will Hazard move to Real Madrid? (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Real Madrid are still keen on a move for Eden Hazard, although new manager Julen Lopetegui wants to assess his squad before parting with huge sums of cash, according to reports in Spain.

The La Liga giants have been heavily linked with a raid on Chelsea this summer, with Thibaut Courtois their top target.

Courtois is expected to move to the Santiago Bernabeu for a cut-price fee, with his contract expiring at the end of next season.

Real Madrid had also been linked with a move for Willian, although according to Marca, they are focused on his team-mate Hazard instead.

Real Madrid's clash with Man Utd could play key role in Hazard's Chelsea future
Lopetegui is still keen on adding to his squad (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Hazard and Mauro Icardi are the Champions League holders top priorities in terms of outfield additions, however, they are put off by the large sums demanded by Chelsea and Inter Milan to sign the duo.

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Real are unwilling to pay more the exorbitant fees required to sign the pair, though that could change.

Lopetegui wants to assess his team in pre-season fixtures, with the first game against Manchester United taking place on Wednesday.

Real Madrid's clash with Man Utd could play key role in Hazard's Chelsea future
Ronaldo has been sold (Picture: Getty)

Having sold Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, Real chiefs may decide that new attackers are essential as they look to perform better in La Liga while also defending their Champions League crown for a fourth straight year.

Should they look toothless in attack against Manchester United, then a deal for Hazard may well be struck. Should they play seamless football, then a deal this summer is less likely.

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