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Real Madrid want Neymar & Eden Hazard transfers this summer to replace Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid have not yet given up hope of trying to sign Neymar this summer and are in daily contact with transfer intermediaries to force a move, according to reports.

The Brazilian only joined Paris Saint-Germain in a record-breaking £198million deal last summer but is understood to be a long-time Madrid target.

Neymar has committed himself to PSG for 2018-19, saying he is “100 per cent” with the Ligue 1 champions this term.

But the Independent suggest that Neymar is still Real’s first-choice target and that they want to try and push a deal through in the coming weeks after Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus for £88m earlier this month.

It is claimed that Real are regularly in contact with brokers to try and agree a big-money move, one that would likely set another new world record fee.

The European champions also continue to be heavily linked with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard despite the Blues’ determination to hold on to the Belgian winger.

The Independent say that Real want to bring in two high-profile additions but both deals would be ‘very difficult’ to complete this summer.

Yet Florentino Perez is said to remain confident in the La Liga club’s pulling power, presumably hoping that Neymar and Hazard would be agitate for moves.

The Real Madrid president only last week declared that Julen Lopetegui’s squad would be “strengthened with magnificent players” before the transfer window shuts.

He said: “We are aware of the level of demands which this team is subject to. We are Madrid and we always want more. We must strengthen the present and the future.”

Madrid are also said to be chasing an agreement for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who runs out of contract at Stamford Bridge in 2019 and would cost around £35m.

If Neymar and Hazard prove too difficult to acquire, it is suggested that Real could turn to Robert Lewandowski – who is said to want out of Bayern Munich to take on a new challenge.

The Polish striker turns 30 next month and would also require a significant fee having plundered 40-plus goals across all competitions in his last three seasons in Bavaria.

But it is said he could be a stop-gap signing to appease the club’s demanding supporters until an even more attractive talent can be acquired.

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