Real Madrid ready to offer Gareth Bale in swap deal for Chelsea ace Eden HazardMarch 17, 2019
REAL MADRID are reportedly prepared to swap Gareth Bale for Chelsea star Eden Hazard.
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claims Zinedine Zidane is ready to part ways with the Welshman in order to bring long-term target Hazard to the Bernabeu.
Bale returned to the starting XI for Saturday’s 2-0 win over Celta Vigo, Zidane’s first game since his incredible Real comeback.
But the legendary Frenchman is apparently unsure if Bale has a future in the Spanish capital, with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling said to be a target.
Zidane would also love to sign Hazard from Chelsea, with the winger set to enter the final year of his contract.
And it seems a swap deal could be on the cards – even though SunSport understands ex-Spurs star Bale is unlikely to return to the Premier League due to his mammoth £650,000-a-week wages.
Balague said: “To get the best out of Bale, Zidane is going to have to put an arm around his shoulder. But the first option will be to try and sell him.
“But it won’t be easy because he earns about 12million euros net and Real Madrid probably want around 75m euros to sell.
“He’s going to be 30 in July, so Man United may think twice about putting that kind of money in the direction of Real and Bale.
“If Chelsea had the possibility of signing Bale it would be a swap with Hazard and I expect all that to appear in the equation. But I feel Bale doesn’t want to leave.”
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