Real Madrid 'end Hazard interest' after Chelsea demand world-record fee

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New boss Maurizio Sarri is determined to keep the Belgian and could offer him the Stamford Bridge captaincy.

Pickford only joined the Toffees from Sunderland last season in a deal worth £30 million and the same report claims Everton will not budge to sell the goalkeeper, who starred for England at the World Cup.

"They've lost one of the best players in the world and need someone else", he told Efe. The Belgium goalkeeper has one year left on his current Chelsea deal, and has said he is prepared to run down that contract so he can leave on a free next summer.

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However, regardless of whether Hazard makes the move to the Spanish capital, it appears Los Blancos will not be allowing Sarri much peace. However, the La Liga champions opted to recruit the player's compatriot, Malcom as an attacking signing.

The Brazilian had been the subject of interest from Manchester United and Barcelona in recent weeks.

This is described as an "opening" offer which means Florentino Perez and co. could well be back for more if it isn't accepted, though the newspaper have it that Chelsea are giving it serious thought.

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Chelsea are happy to sanction Courtois' move as long as they can secure a replacement of their own, with Jack Butland looking increasingly likely to fill his gloves at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have made Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford their primary target should Thibaut Courtois leave for Real Madrid this summer, Sky Sports News understands. Have your say in the comments.

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