Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is reportedly not a priority for Real Madrid this summer.
The Egyptian international has impressed at Anfield this season, scoring 36 goals in all competitions.
Some doubt shrouded the player when he arrived at the Merseyside outfit from Roma due to his previous failings at Chelsea, but his impressive form has now attracted attention from other clubs.
Real Madrid have been touted as potential suitors, but according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Los Blancos would prefer Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
“Salah is a difficult one because Real Madrid have no mention of him as a candidate to be a Galactico,” Balague told Sky Sports News.
“You can think there is a market in Egypt and he is a star of the Premier League – he has a lot of things to go for him – but if they get Hazard they won’t need Salah.
“It seems like they wouldn’t put that much money into Salah. The summer is so long and anything can happen. Hazard is desperate to come and [Robert] Lewandowski is desperate to come.”
Meanwhile, Salah’s agent has appeared to deny reports that his client has informed friends that he is staying at Liverpool.