Chelsea are looking to replace Eden Hazard with Barcelona flop Phillipe Coutinho if their transfer ban is revoked.
Real Madrid are likely to splash around £100m on Hazard, who has repeatedly flirted with a move to the Spanish capital.
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In return, Cadena Ser claims Roman Abramovich will sanction a gigantic bid for Barca star Coutinho as a like-for-like replacement.
The Brazilian has been heavily criticised by his own fans and the Spanish media alike.
But the Blues could offer The former Anfield favourite a much-needed escape route and have been the favourites to land the former Premier League ace in recent months.
That being said, Chelsea will first need to have their transfer ban lifted which makes them unable to register new players until next summer.
But west London chiefs are confident the ban will be lifted and they will be free to sign a replacement for Hazard should he leave before the start of next season.
Chelsea supporters are hopeful the winger decides to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
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But Maurizio Sarri admits it is worthless trying to keep Hazard at the club against his will.
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