N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard to Real Madrid?

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Los Galacticos could be about to add another two superstars.

According to reports both Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante are being pursued by Real Madrid, the reigning European Champions.

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Hazard, 25, has led Belgium to the quarterfinals of EURO 2016 where they face Wales on Friday in Lille. The Chelsea winger endured a disastrous campaign in the Premier League last season but we’ve seen glimpses for Belgium that he’s back to his best.

The Daily Mirror believes that a swap deal for Hazard could be in the offing, with Real set to offer Spanish international striker Alvaro Morata and $47 million for the Belgian ace. Following his Player of the Season exploits in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign of the 2014-15 season, Hazard was worth around $120 million which scared off potential suitors. Now, though, a down year and Antonio Conte’s arrival at Chelsea in July may make this offer attractive.

Hazard has repeated many times he would like to stay at Chelsea but in the past he’s been open to moving to Paris Saint-Germain when it has been brought up.


Multiple reports — from Marca in Spain and the Independent in the UK — claim that Real are also willing to meet the release clause of $27 million in N’Golo Kante’s contract.

The Leicester City midfielder was a revelation in his first-ever season in the Premier League last season, becoming the heartbeat of the Foxes sensational title run.

Of course, Real Madrid aren’t the only team interested in singing the holding midfielder. Oh no. Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and many others are lining up to take him from the King Power Stadium and his performances for France this summer at EURO 2016 are continuing to see his stock rise.

Perhaps Real will have the advantage, though, as the opportunity to work with Zinedine Zidane may turn Kante’s head. Plus, Real only have one true holding midfielder in Casemiro so Kante has a good chance of playing in plenty of games for the Spanish giants.

It would be a huge blow for Leicester if Kante did leave but Claudio Ranieri has previously told any players who don’t want to be with the PL champs next season that they are free to go, depending if the deal is right for the club.