REAL MADRID HAVE TAKEN THEIR FINAL DECISION ON CHELSEA’S EDEN HAZARD.
New manager, Julen Lopetegui now plans to shape his side around Spanish forward, Isco.
The La Liga giants have been heavily linked with a £170million move for the Belgian international, as the player told reporters after the World Cup that he was ready to make the move to the Bernabeu.
Chelsea have long been aware of Hazard’s desire to eventually move to the Spanish capital but the Blues also believe they are in a strong position to keep the player.
The 27-year-old has two years to run on his deal at Stamford Bridge.
AS reports that the Blues’ position has convinced Real Madrid that a deal for Hazard would prove too expensive, and new boss, Lopetegui is now ready to put his faith on Isco instead.
That leaves Hazard in a precarious position as Chelsea are determined to extend his deal to make him the highest paid player in their history and also hand him the captain band.
Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri is desperate to keep Hazard.