Real Madrid are open to letting Gareth Bale leave for Chelsea if they get Eden Hazard in return, according to The Sun.
According to the British tabloid, the 2014 Champions League winners have made contact with Premier League outfit Chelsea about a potential swap deal.
While claiming that Madrid “have already been in touch with the Blues”, the report added: “Though no formal talks have taken place, Bernabeu bosses have put out feelers to see if Chelsea are willing to do business.”
Madrid signed Bale from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013 for what BBC Sport reported to be a world-record transfer fee of £85 million.
While the 25-year-old Wales international had a good debut season at the Santiago Bernabeu, this campaign he has failed to take it a higher level.
Meanwhile, Hazard has gone from strength to strength in the Premier League and was named the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday for this truly sensational performances this season.
The Belgium international winger is a prized asset of Chelsea, and one suspects that Madrid are not going to find it easy to sign him in the summer transfer window.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is unlikely to let Hazard leave, especially as the 24-year-old has proven himself to be so important to his team.