Real Madrid want Neymar and Hazard as Ronaldo's replacement

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 25/07/2018


Real Madrid has not dropped their pursuit of Neymar and Eden Hazard, the Bernabeu hierarchy wants both players to replace Cristiano Ronaldo who signed for Juventus weeks ago.

Real Madrid still maintain close contact with the transfer intermediaries to force a move for the Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar before the end of the transfer period.

Neymar has been a long-term target for Real Madrid and president Florentino Perez is determined to sign the former Barcelona forward.

Neymar joined PSG in a record-breaking transfer of £198million deal last summer but reports claimed that he has been unable to settle in France and wants a return back to Spain.

A recent report said the Brazilian is committed to the French Champions for the coming season, saying he is “100 per cent” with the Ligue 1 champions this term.

Despite that, he remains a prime target for Real Madrid as an ideal replacement for Ronaldo, it has been suggested that the European Champions will try to push a deal in the coming weeks before the end of the transfer window.

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Perez also wants Chelsea star Hazard, he has been linked with the Belgian for the past two seasons but Chelsea is determined not to let Hazard leave the Stamford Bridge.

The Independent say that Real want to bring in two high-profile additions but both deals would be ‘very difficult’ to complete this summer.

 Perez is said to remain confident in the La Liga club’s pulling power, presumably hoping that Neymar and Hazard would agitate for moves.

Perez declared that Julen Lopetegui’s squad would be “strengthened with magnificent players” before the transfer window shuts.

He said: “We are aware of the level of demands which this team is subject to. We are Madrid and we always want more. We must strengthen the present and the future.”

Real Madrid is also on the lookout for other alternatives if the deals fall through.