Chelsea have reportedly been offered back Eden Hazard in recent weeks.
Real Madrid are uncertain whether the Belgian will ever fulfill his potential at the Bernabeu.
With Carlo Ancelotti taking over from Zinedine Zidane, the Galacticos are looking to make sweeping changes to the squad. To do that, they need to trim the wage bill and disperse off much of the deadweight that has accumulated over the years.
Hazard might not be a deadweight but his record signing from Chelsea can be deemed as a flop. Not only has the winger struggled for fitness, he has hardly shown any signs of excellence when on the pitch. For a player into his 30s, it makes little sense for Real to bank all of their expectations on Hazard.
Chelsea made huge profit off of the sale of Hazard. They surpassed the £120m mark through transfer fees and add-ons. Real Madrid are due to complete further payments based on appearances and incentives and they desperately want to get rid of the obligations.
Of course, facilitating a transfer back to Chelsea won’t be easy. The finances make less sense for the Blues who have ambitious plans of restructuring under Thomas Tuchel.