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Real Madrid turn focus towards Willian after giving up on Eden Hazard

Real Madrid turn focus towards Willian after giving up on Eden Hazard

Chelsea will reportedly move for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford if Thibaut Courtois leaves the club in this summer's transfer window.

Real's primary target Neymar delivered the first blow to the La Liga giants when he rebuffed all the reports linking him to Real Madrid. But, Chelsea have remained determined in their bid to keep retain the player, with Maurizio Sarri insisting that he will hold talks with his unsettled to players to keep them at Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old - who earns £416,000 per year as salary, according to Spotrac.com - has suggested that he will use Pickford as an example to play out from the back under Leeds head coach Bielsa this season. If that's not enough to put the kibosh on a potential sale to Real Madrid, you also have the issue of price.

Over the four seasons he has appeared between the posts for Chelsea, Courtois has made over 150 appearances and won the Golden Glove at the end of the 2016/17 season.

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"My experience of English football is limited to understand what we can do this season, we have very young guys who we do not know how they will do, but I know their names will be heard frequently in the coming years".

Earlier this week, Sky Sports News reported Kasper Schmeichel and Jack Butland are among the possible replacements at Stamford Bridge, but Pickford ranks above both of them on Chelsea's wanted list.

But according to the Daily Mail, Madrid are now the front-runners as they line up a sensational swoop for the World Cup star.


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