Real Madrid have ruled out making a move to sign Eden Hazard according to reports in Spain.
Los Blancos have been heavily linked with big money move for the Chelsea winger this summer, with the Belgian sending a ‘come and get me’ plea to the European champions in the wake of his participation in the World Cup.
Chelsea are thought to be reluctant to sell Hazard, although some reports have suggested they would be willing to do business if they received a world record fee of around £200 million.
However, reports in Spain this morning have suggested that Chelsea will not get an opportunity to rebuff any offers, with AS reporting that the 13 time European champions have ruled out making a move for the 27-year-old.
They claim that rather than making a big money move to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who has agreed to join Juventus, that new manager Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui will utilise the squad that he has inherited, with Isco and Marco Asensio set to feature more prominently.
The news will also be a boost to Welsh winger Gareth Bale, who cast doubt on his own future following his match-winning performance in the Champions League final after he had struggled for game time under previous Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane.