Real Madrid to step up Eden Hazard pursuit if Neymar and Mbappe efforts fail

Hazard’s current deal at Chelsea runs until 2020. (Picture: Getty)

Real Madrid will make Chelsea star Eden Hazard their priority summer transfer target should deals for Neymar or Kylian Mbappe remain out of reach.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real’s all-time top scorer with 451 goals to his name, is expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer with the club currently considering a £88m offer from Serie A champions Juventus.

Los Blancos finished 17 points behind La Liga champions Barcelona last season with the club now eager to rebuild their attack. With Ronaldo’s departure, at least one major signing is expected with Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar the club’s chief target.

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