Real Madrid ‘want to replace Eden Hazard with another injured Chelsea star’ in summer transfer


REAL MADRID are reportedly eyeing up a move for Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic this summer. The Spanish champions are preparing to offload former Blues star Eden Hazard as he prepares to enter the final 12 months of his contract at the Bernabeu.

And they could be set to return to Stamford Bridge for a replacement in the form of American Pulisic . According to Defensa Central, Chelsea need to sell players at the end of the season to recoup some of the £600million spent over the past two windows.

 Much is being made of how Todd Boehly 's bullish transfer strategy could raise issues around Uefa's financial fair play regulations. And Pulisic is being looked at as someone they could offload to try and remain within the rules.

The USA international, 24, has been sidelined with a knee problem since January . He has started just six Premier League games for Chelsea this season. And inconsistency has left him frustrated ever since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2019. Over 136 appearances for the Blues, he has bagged 26 goals and 21 assists.

But Real remain interested and could capitalise on Pulisic saying in the past that he would like to play for Los Blancos one day. If he did arrive at the Bernabeu, the former Dortmund man would hope to avoid the injury issues Hazard has suffered.

The Belgian, 32, has scored just seven goals since joining Real in the summer of 2019. And last month his latest injury was confirmed as he suffered an 18TH SETBACK in the Spanish capital. Hazard has been linked with a move back to the Premier League with Chelsea and Newcastle reportedly interested.

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