Barcelona have made Chelsea star Eden Hazard their number one priority for the summer transfer window, a report claims.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, the Catalan giants have earmarked the Belgium international is the ideal alternative for Antoine Griezmann.
Barca have already confirmed the summer signing of central midfielder Arthur Melo from Gremio, but failed to land Griezmann while Paulinho returned to China.
However, AS recently claimed that Barcelona’s rivals Real Madrid had also turned their attentions to Hazard, while Marca claimed Hazard was offered to Real before the Champions League final.
And Hazard, 27, who has two years to run on his Chelsea deal, has said it would be a “dream” to pull on the white jersey of Real Madrid, even without his boyhood idol Zidane in charge.
“Does Real make me dream less without Zidane? Zidane is someone special, it’s true, but I think Real is everyone’s dream,” he told beIN SPORTS.
“Zidane or no Zidane, the white jersey is special but the blue jersey [of Chelsea] suits me well so it does not bother me if I stay.
“For now, it’s the World Cup. As I have said at least 100 times, I am at Chelsea and for the moment nobody has made me an offer.”
Last month Hazard spoke to French outlet L’Equipe, and admitted Chelsea’s decision to axe Antonio Conte in favour of Maurizio Sarri would have an impact on his own future.
Meanwhile, Don Balon claims that Chelsea will accept offers of €130m (£114.8m) for Hazard.