La Liga rumours: Real Madrid prioritize two Premier League superstars over Kylian Mbappe
What's the story?
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Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba are among the best players in the Premier League. Both these stars remain invaluable to their respective teams and has managed to bring out top drawer performances over the years.
While Chelsea endured poor results since the start of the year which saw them going out of the top four spot, Eden Hazard remained their best performer. The 28-year-old Belgian star has racked up 13 goals and 11 assists in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Pogba has racked up 14 goals and 11 assists in all competitions for United this season and proven himself to be an asset. Despite going through a chaotic tenure under former boss Jose Mourinho, the 26-year-old midfielder has really come to life under the guidance of Ole Gunner Solskjaer.
Kylian Mbappe remains the second in the race for European Golden Shoe. Despite PSG's failure in the Champions League, Mbappe remains the talisman of the Ligue 1 side in French top flight.
Both Pogba and Hazard has expressed their admiration towards Real Madrid.
The heart of the matter
Real Madrid are planning a massive overhaul with new boss Zinedine Zidane being promised some world-class reinforcements in his 2nd stint.
While Zidane preferred Mbappe, his transfer from PSG seems almost impossible. According to the report, Los Blancos hierarchy realize that luring PSG's greatest asset will be a tough job and look to secure both the Premier League stars in their place.
The transfer of Paul Pogba will be relatively easier than Mbappe but United will not be willing to let go of the world-class midfielder. Meanwhile, Hazard seems extremely likely to join Real Madrid as Los Blancos await the final decision regarding the transfer ban on Chelsea.
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AS is a reliable source regarding matters including Spanish clubs. Although these transfers will be costly, it is likely that Real Madrid will try to secure world-class reinforcements in the summer.
Real Madrid will face Valencia next in the LaLiga.