Real Madrid have identified Felipe Anderson as a possible target this summer, according to Sky Sports News.
Zinedine Zidane wants Chelsea star Eden Hazard at the Bernabeu next season but he has a back-up plan in mind.
If Chelsea dig their heels in – as they may do because of their transfer ban – Real Madrid will turn their attention to Anderson.
The 25-year-old has been a key player for West Ham since his club-record move from Lazio last summer, scoring nine goals for the Hammers.
And the Brazilian winger has earned himself a recall to the national squad thanks to his impressive form in claret and blue.
This has alerted Real Madrid, who might take a punt on Anderson should their Hazard plan fail to materialise.
The La Liga giants believe they can lure Anderson to Spain with a £65m raid on West Ham in the summer.
West Ham fans took to Twitter to have their say on these rumours. Here are some things Hammers supporters are sharing on social media about Anderson’s possible exit.
I’d take 80m
— Ian Taylor (@tayloriw) March 21, 2019
If we paid 40 million for him this season, then him to go on to have a pretty good opening season to the prem, to the sell him for 65 million that’s silly. Obviously he’s gonna got to be biggest club in the world. But around 80 million is more realistic. We don’t need to sell.
— Samuel, Roberts ⚒ (@Jedi_Hammer) March 21, 2019
They better get their wallets out then no more bargain basement at E20 show us the money 💰
— Mary (@ZaynafamilyMary) March 21, 2019
Pretty confident that Hazard has decided that he’s on his way, thankfully. Though Chelsea’s transfer ban could really complicate things… (not that they don’t have ridiculous amounts of talent out on loan who they could call on).
— David Cann (@drwhofan_194) March 21, 2019
If an offer comes in for him, he’ll be off, you know it like all the others!
— Danny Heard (@vegaspending) March 21, 2019
Any profit sell him https://t.co/TTmFLghe6h
— Joe Richardson (@Just_being_joe) March 21, 2019
Yeah at his best he’s like an 80 mil player but hes so inconsistent
— Charlie Holland (@Charli3b01) March 21, 2019
Would be good there but there’s defo better left wingers so leave him alone
— Xande (@GoldXandeSilva) March 21, 2019