Mateo Kovacic was clear that he did not want to be at Real Madrid this season and the midfielder got his wish fulfilled partially as he was allowed to join Chelsea on a season-long loan deal.

According to Onda Cero’s program El Transistor, as relayed by Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid could be thinking of a three-way operation that would involve the Croatian international, Isco and Eden Hazard.

The aim of the FIFA Club World Cup winners is to finally bring the Belgian to the Santiago Bernabeu.

For the deal to take shape, the European champions are willing to include Kovacic and the former Malaga star as part of the deal.

Isco has been reduced to a peripheral role since Santiago Solari took charge at the Spanish capital club and the idea is he could be on his way to Stamford Bridge, which would then make Hazard’s signing cheaper for Real Madrid.

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The Spain international’s contract at with the La Liga giants runs down in 2022, while Hazard has 18 months left on his contract with the west London club.

There is no mention of figures in the report as the only claim is that Real could get the Chelsea star for cheaper.