Real Madrid are ready to make one last push for Eden Hazard before their transfer window closes.

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Real Madrid are ready to make one last push for Eden Hazard before their transfer window closes.

And Chelsea are also facing a battle to keep Marcos Alonso, who is a late target for Atletico Madrid with ten days to go before the deadline for La Liga clubs.

The Blues are insisting Hazard is not for sale at any price but that may not deter the European champions, who are under pressure to make a stellar signing after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

Realistically, Real Madrid’s interest is part of a longer-term plan to land Hazard.

They want to prove how much they want him and see him as a future Galactico.

Hazard is into the final two years of his contract and is unlikely to agree a new one unless he feels Chelsea can get back into the Champions League under new manager Maurizio Sarri.

The Blues are pushing hard for Hazard to commit his future to them and are set to offer him £300,000-a-week in a bid to persuade him to stay.

But if the 27-year-old does not re-sign, Chelsea will almost certainly have to sell him next summer — as they did last month with keeper Thibaut Courtois, who was sold to the Bernabeu rather than be allowed to run down his contract.

Atletico are keen on Alonso — who is from the Spanish capital and began his career with cross-town rivals Madrid — as they could lose current left-back Filipe Luis, who is a target for Paris Saint-Germain.

It would be another test of the new-look transfer window in the Premier League, with English clubs trying to hang onto players while Spanish, German and French clubs are still free to make signings as they now cannot be replaced until January.

Real Madrid are also waiting in the wings to see whether they can pounce for PSG players before the end of the window should the French giants be forced to sell so they fall into line with UEFA spending rules.

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