Real are stepping up their pursuit of Hazard.

Real Madrid eyeing huge James Rodriguez-Eden Hazard swap deal

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La Liga's Real Madrid and Premier League champions Chelsea both have problems aplenty to deal with regarding their respective squads and seasons this summer.

Los Blancos are out of the title race and are poised to finish in a lowly third, whilst their English counterparts have endured a horrid title defence and arguably their worst campaign since Roman Abramovich took charge over a decade ago.

Both clubs are set for squad overhauls this summer, and according to The Sun, Real are readying a swap deal involving James Rodriguez and Eden Hazard.


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The latter midfielder has suffered a most difficult and indifferent campaign at Stamford Bridge and appears a shadow of his former self, failing to score in the Premier League thus far.

An alleged fall out with former manager Jose Mourinho was the suspected reason behind the Belgian's decline, yet even after the Portuguese's departure Hazard has struggled to find any kind of form under Guus Hiddink.

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Meanwhile, at the Bernabeu, Rodriguez has found first-team chances hard to come by with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to compete with.

The Colombian's difficult season hasn't just been a result of competition, though, with his performances often leaving much to be desired.

Real's biggest hurdle amidst their pursuit of Hazard would be the fact Chelsea remain reluctant to sell their star player, even despite calls from fans to part ways with the Belgium international.

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The Blues still value their midfield talisman at over £100 million, and whilst Real would be unwilling to pay such an amount, they believe offering Rodriguez could help sweeten the deal.

It's been quite the fall from grace for both Rodriguez and Hazard, the former who so memorably lit up the 2014 World Cup and earned a big-money move to the Spanish capital as a result.

A fresh start for the pair could be just what they need to re-establish themselves amongst the world's best players.

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