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'Not a galactico'

Real Madrid will go in for Chelsea star Eden Hazard instead of Mohamed Salah this summer

Red-hot Liverpool forward has been linked with a £200m move to Bernabeu this summer but Los Blancos chiefs will opt for Chelsea playmaker, says Spanish football expert Guillem Balague

Real Madrid will go for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard instead of Liverpool forward Mo Salah this summer, according to reports.

SunSport told you how Egyptian Salah, 25, is a world-record £200million target of Real, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

Real Madrid will reportedly go for Eden Hazard over Mo Salah

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Real Madrid will reportedly go for Eden Hazard over Mo Salah

But now it appears Belgium playmaker Hazard, 27, is the preferred choice, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.


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He says that if Los Blancos make a move for either player then they will prioritise the Stamford Bridge sensation because the Premier League’s top scorer is not seen as a Galactico.

Balague said: “Salah is a difficult one because Real Madrid have no mention of him as a candidate to be a Galactico.

“You can think there is a market in Egypt and he is a star of the Premier League.

Mo Salah does not fit the Galactico mould, according to Guillem Balague

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Mo Salah does not fit the Galactico mould, according to Guillem Balague

Zinedine Zidane is eyeing Eden Hazard

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Zinedine Zidane is eyeing Eden Hazard

“He has a lot of things to go for him.

“But if they get Hazard they won’t need Salah.

“It seems like they wouldn’t put that much money into Salah.”


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Hazard recently reiterated his desire to remain in Antonio Conte’s side – even if the Italian leaves at the end of the season.

The Belgian insists he is happy at Chelsea

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The Belgian insists he is happy at Chelsea

He said: “After the World Cup I will go on holiday.

“I have two years left on my contract with Chelsea. I’m still happy at Chelsea.”


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