Hazard future in doubt as Real Madrid make Isco the main man

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       Gareth Bale has been tipped to fill void left by Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

0:26 Gareth Bale has been tipped to fill void left by Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

The forward had a fine World Cup and Real Madrid would love him to replace the departed Cristiano Ronaldo.

And while the European champions are big admirers of the Belgian, new boss Julen Lopetegui feels he already has enough options. If that's not enough to put the kibosh on a potential sale to Real Madrid, you also have the issue of price.

Since then, he's helped bring two titles to Chelsea, making over 200 appearances in the top tier, and has become idolised by fans for the electricity he brings onto the pitch.

Harzard's teammate and compatriot Thibaut Courtois will have a little move leg-room on the flight to Madrid, however, as he is reportedly finally on his way to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Blues pair are likely to be key components of Maurizio Sarri's plans for Chelsea ahead of the upcoming season, so there will undoubtedly be a reluctance to sanction either player's sale. But, the report by AS suggests that Los Blancos may have backed out of their pursuit of the Chelsea superstar.

Toronto gunman got weapon from 'gang-related source' in US
A woman writes a message on a makeshift memorial remembering the victims of a shooting on Danforth Avenue, in Toronto . And that, for all the shades of grey that constitute the human animal, is now the ghastly central fact of his life.

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea want to raise the stakes even further and demand he become the first £200 million player in history.

Julen Lopetegui is keen to build his side around Gareth Bale following Cristiano Ronaldo's exit and views Willian as the flawless foil to the Welshman, who will be given a free role.

But they may face some tough competition for the Brazilian's signature now that Real Madrid have entered the race to sign him.

In the past week or so it finally became an exciting summer transfer window at Chelsea.

Courtois has one-year left on his current Chelsea contract with a €35 million fee to Real Madrid mentioned.

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