Real Madrid are prepared to offer a key midfielder in an attempt to lure Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu, according to a report.
Los Blancos are so desperate to get the Chelsea attacker on board that they are proposing to offer Marco Asensio as part of the deal, claim Spanish outlet Diario Gol.
Real have been linked with a move for Hazard for the last few years and the Belgium star’s fondness of Zinedine Zidane often fuelling talk of a big-money move to Spain.
Real are believed to be readying a summer move for the 27-year-old with both Cristiano Ronaldo now 32 and Gareth Bale coming to the end of his time with the club.
Asensio, who has yet to fulfil his potential with Real, arrived from Majorca in 2014, but the 22-year-old will be allowed to leave as Zidane attempts to get Hazard signed up.
There have been no official talks between the clubs concerning Hazard, who is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2020.
Last month Hazard’s father Thierry has told Belgian newspaper Le Soir that Chelsea’s offer of a new deal was turned down because of “interest” from Real Madrid.
Chelsea insist no new contract offer has been made, because his current deal still has two-and-a-half years to run.
Asked about Hazard senior’s comments, Conte said: “This is a private conversation – between the club and the player, and the agent of the player.”