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Real Madrid ready to ‘listen to offers’ for Hazard and Bale

Real Madrid are reportedly ready to ‘listen to offers’ for Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale this summer as the Spanish giants look to raise funds ahead of a rebuild.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have endured a disappointing campaign after last season’s La Liga success, finishing as runners-up to rivals Atletico Madrid in the league this season and losing in the Champions League semi-finals to Chelsea.

 

Real remain reliant on several of the names that helped Los Blancos to a quartet of Champions League triumphs between 2014 and 2018, with plans underway for a rebuild this summer and strong interest in forward duo Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

However, Real need to raise funds with the club’s financial situation far from strong at present as the Spaniards are prepared to ‘listen to offers’ for several notable names, including both Hazard and Bale.

Sky Sports are reporting that Real are prepared to cut their losses on Hazard after two seasons, the Belgium international having struggled for form and fitness ever since arriving in the Spanish capital in a big-money deal from Chelsea.

The 30-year-old established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League during seven seasons at Stamford Bridge, but has scored just five goals across his two seasons in Spain and has been linked tentatively with a return to west London.

Bale, meanwhile, has spent the past season on loan at Tottenham after falling out of favour at the Bernabeu, though has a year remaining on his current contract and said following Spurs’ win over Leicester on Sunday that he will wait until after this summer’s European Championship before making his decision on his future public.

The Wales international cryptically said his decision would ’cause chaos’, sparking the prospect of a potentially messy dispute with Real Madrid over the final year of his deal.

Luka Jovic is another player reportedly available for transfer this summer, as Real seek to raise the funds required to launch high-profile pursuits of Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe or Borussia Dortmund forward Haaland.

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