CHELSEA reportedly want to sign Manchester City star Raheem Sterling – but only if Eden Hazard jumps ship to Real Madrid.
Real Madrid are keen to lure Hazard away from Chelsea with the La Liga giants primed to overhaul their flailing attack at the end of the season.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to leave the club and reports have claimed the 32-year-old is eyeing a sensational summer return to Manchester United.
Furthermore, Gareth Bale’s injury record has plunged his future into doubt while Karim Benzema may also be shown the door given his erratic form.
And should Real go for Hazard, Spanish website Don Balon say Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side will make Manchester City star Sterling their No1 choice to replace him.
The England international has been in fine form this season.
At the start of the campaign many expected the arrival of Bernardo Silva to thrust him down Pep Guardiola’s pecking order.
But Sterling has dismissed those doubts by scoring 14 times in the Premier League to propel Guardiola towards a first league title in English football.
City would be unlikely to give him up without a fight.
But Don Balon say they already have a replacement in mind should Sterling sensationally try to push through a move to Stamford Bridge.
It is said City boss Guardiola is a huge fan of Marco Asensio.
Asensio may leave the club with Zidane regularly overlooking him this season.
Recent reports have linked Manchester City with a summer move.
But Guardiola is reportedly ready to pounce to bring Asensio to the Etihad Stadium.