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Cristiano Ronaldo’s No 7 Real Madrid shirt reserved for Premier League star

Juventus shirts with Ronaldo's name and number have been seen in Italy while reports in Spain claim Hazard is Real's choice as replacement after Neymar

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S No 7 Real Madrid shirt has been reserved for Eden Hazard, according to reports in Spain.

The Express report Diario Gol, an outlet known for their outlandish claims, are running a story saying Bernabeu chief Florentino Perez wants the Chelsea wizard to wear the shirt of the club’s star man.

Eden Hazard could fill Cristiano Ronaldo’s No 7 shirt at Real Madrid

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Eden Hazard could fill Cristiano Ronaldo’s No 7 shirt at Real Madrid

However, Real will apparently only seriously go for Belgian Hazard if Neymar is unavailable.


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They claim the Brazilian – whose side are out of the World Cup – is an “old obsession” of Perez.

Hazard and his national team-mates could face England in the final with victory over France tomorrow night.

But with talk of Ronaldo’s £88million move to Juventus picking up pace, it seems Real are preparing for life without him.

Cristiano Ronaldo will always be associated with the Real Madrid No 7 jersey

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Cristiano Ronaldo will always be associated with the Real Madrid No 7 jersey

Juve shirts appearing to bear his name and number have been seen.

And the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is said to have turned down a £177m two-year deal with an unnamed Far East club.

Ronaldo has been relaxing on holiday in Greece since Portugal crashed out of the World Cup at the hands of Uruguay.

Perez is looking to strengthen Real’s attacking options following a disappointing domestic campaign.

Reports have claimed Hazard has rejected a huge £340,000-a-week Stamford Bridge deal to hold out for Real.