Real Madrid to target West Ham’s Felipe Anderson as Hazard alternative

West Ham to lose their star man after 12 months?

Real Madrid will reportedly move to sign West Ham star Felipe Anderson if they are unable to sign Chelsea’s Eden Hazard this summer.

Madrid’s pursuit of Eden Hazard has been well documented in recent months.

Hazard’s future has been up in the air for some time with his contract set to expire next summer.

Though, despite that, Chelsea are likely not going to let their most prized asset leave for cheap.

If Real Madrid do fail to convince Chelsea to sell Hazard, reports today have claimed Los Blancos will move for West Ham star Felipe Anderson.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Felipe Anderson of West Ham United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Turning their attention to Anderson

According to Sky Sports, Madrid are looking at Anderson as a potential alternative after having a £60million offer for Hazard rejected.

The Brazilian signed for West Ham from Lazio last summer and has been a big hit at the Hammers.

Arguably their best and most exciting player, Anderson has scored eight goals and assisted four in the Premier League this campaign.

As a result, Real Madrid have taken note.

As per Sky’s report, resistance on the front of Hazard has ‘prompted Real’s returning head coach Zinedine Zidane to target Anderson in a deal likely to be worth around £65m.’

That would represent a pretty good profit for West Ham, who supposedly signed him for £33.5m.

However, they will be losing a very talented player in the process.

Safe to say, West Ham fans will be hoping that Chelsea ease up on their Hazard stance before Real Madrid come knocking on their door.

 

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Everton, West Ham & signing striker Edin Dzeko

One player who could join West Ham in the summer is Edin Dzeko.

The Bosnian isn’t having the greatest of times with AS Roma right now.

The Italian giants were knocked out of the Champions League by Porto in the last round.

Now, Dzeko has been linked with a move back to the Premier League.

Click here to find out more about a potential return to England.