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