Real Madrid has dropped their interest in Eden Hazard.
The Santiago Bernabeu landlords needed the Belgium captain as replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the club for Juventus.
Hazard has been a long-standing target for Real Madrid with the club’s president, Florentino Perez supposedly “obsessed” with fruitless efforts of trying to snatch the Belgian international from Chelsea.
The La Liga giants are now intent on securing a deal for Paris Saint-Germain front-man, Edinson Cavani.
The Blues are desperate to keep hold of their prized asset and are supposedly demanding £178m for him.
Spanish paper, AS reports that Real Madrid are now distancing themselves from Hazard and are focusing their efforts on trying to sign Cavani.
Cavani enjoyed a fine World Cup and helped his country knock out Ronaldo’s Portugal in the last 16 of the tournament.
The newspaper also claimed that the striker could take home around £12.4m a season if he moves to the Spanish capital.