Eden Hazard
Real Madrid are eyeing Eden Hazard as Gareth Bale's replacementReuters

Real Madrid are preparing a massive bid for Chelsea star Eden Hazard if a deal is struck between Manchester United and Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, while Madrid are also intent on landing David De Gea in a swap deal, which will see the Welshman make his way to Old Trafford next summer.

Several British media reports claim Manchester United are preparing a bid of around £120 million deal for Bale. Hence, Real Madrid could make use of a good portion of that fee to land Hazard from Chelsea. 

But, it is going to be a tough proposition for Real Madrid to land Hazard, especially with the quality performances the Belgian has been putting up for the Blues since joining from Lille in 2012.

Under Mourniho, the player has been a big asset, not only assisting important goals, but also finding the back of the net on many occasions.

Hazard has scored 13 and 17 goals in his last two seasons at the club and this season he has looked even better with nine goals from 18 matches. No wonder Real Madrid have set their sights on one of the hottest properties of world football.

As reported by the Daily Express, Real Madrid want Hazard as a direct replacement for Bale.

Though, both the players may not have a similar approach to the game, Hazard's inclusion in Real Madrid is only going to bolster their attacking lineup, which comprises of some of the best players in the world including Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez amongst others.

Eden Hazard holds a special place in Jose Mourinho's Chelsea team, with the Blues currently on top of the standings table with 46 points, having lost just once this season in the English Premier League.

Jose Mourinho is someone who does not tinker with the team, having played with primarily the same team during the season with great success and he will be in no mood to let the player leave.

But, irrespective of the situation at Chelsea, Real Madrid is one such club, who normally get the player they set their sights on.

Madrid might be taking a positive note from the fact that the Belgian has not signed a new deal, but Mourinho feels it is only a matter of time before he does.