Courtois house-hunting for Hazard in Madrid claims rubbished

The reliable Kristof Terreur has this afternoon shot down claims that Thibaut Courtois is house-hunting for former Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard in Madrid.

Real’s Chelsea raid

Belgian shot-stopper Courtois made the move to the Bernabeu from Chelsea last summer, following a lengthy saga between the Blues and Real.

However, Los Blancos are not ready to stop with the arrival of just 1 of Chelsea’s star men, with the European champions also long-rumoured to be eyeing the signature of Eden Hazard.

On the back of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure for Italian giants Juventus last summer, Real have largely-struggled to this point in the campaign, with the club’s strategy of replacing the Portuguese superstar’s production from within having failed for the most-part.

As such, a marquee attacking signing is expected in the Spanish capital come the summer, with Hazard’s name atop Los Merengues’ wishlist.

Eden Hazard

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 02: Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on February 2, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Courtois’ helping hand?

And, on the back of mounting rumours over recent weeks that Hazard himself is keen on a Bernabeu switch, OKDiario director Eduardo Inda claimed earlier today that fellow Belgian and former Chelsea teammate Thibaut Courtois had begun house-hunting for the 28-year-old in Madrid.

In fact, Inda went as far as to suggest that Courtois had found a pair of potential properties for his close friend:

‘The Courtois Real Estate Agency hasn’t been founded yet’

Such claims, however, have since been firmly shot down.

In a response to Inda’s Tweet a short time ago, reliable Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur insisted that ‘no house-hunting’ has taken place on Courtois’ part, labelling the OKDiario report ‘a typical story’ of a star name being linked with Real Madrid:

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