Roman Abramovich makes decision on Reece James future at Chelsea after Real Madrid offer £50m plus Eden Hazard for James

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea defender Reece James and could offer Eden Hazard in return.

According to reports, the Spanish side are willing to offer £50million plus Eden Hazard to sign Reece James with Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti keen on strengthening his right-back position.

James has been in superb form for the Blues so far this season – establishing himself as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League, with his attacking play in particular catching the eye, so it’s easy to see why Real Madrid are interested.

According to Football London, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, while wanting the return of Hazard, will not allow any of his current batch of players to leave in exchange for the Belgian.

Hazard has failed to make an impact at Real Madrid since joining the Spanish side from Chelsea in 2019. Abramovich is keen on bringing the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge but not at the expense of losing any Chelsea player.

Real Madrid might have to look elsewhere in their quest to sign a right-back. Maybe they should consider signing Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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