Spanish giants Real Madrid are said to be weighing up the possibility of snapping up Chelsea star Eden Hazard by taking the plunge to offer up Gareth Bale in the opposite direction, according to The Sun.
Real have been long time admirers of the newly crowned PFA Player of the Year, and are said to be determined to bring him to the Bernabeu this summer.
No formal offers have yet been made, but the Spanish giants are believed to have tentatively made their first enquiries into the 24-year-old’s availability.
Last week, Blues boss Jose Mourinho only half jokingly claimed that Hazard would be worth £100million per leg plus one of Madrid’s best three players.
And following Gareth Bale’s less than impressive form this term Carlo Ancelotti is now willing to do a swap deal for the two.
The Welshman has still been in good form in front of goal, though, with only injury really robbing him from adding to his 17 in 43 games across all competitions this term.