Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is said to have turned down a proposal from club chairman Daniel Levy to bring Real Madrid striker Eden Hazard to North London.
Hazard is expected to be available for transfer during the January transfer window, as the Belgian international has struggled to make an impact for Los Blancos since joining from Chelsea.
According to Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda, Levy wants to bring the 30-year-old back to the Premier League, but Conte does not think the Belgian would fit in at the capital club, preferring Hazard’s teammate Gareth Bale.
“Daniel Levy would like to take a Real Madrid player who is always injured,” Inda told El Chiringuito. “He wanted to sign Eden Hazard, but Conte has told him ‘no’ because he knows him from when he trained at Chelsea and says that he has little intensity and that he is not a very hard worker.
“The most striking thing is the player that Conte has asked Levy to take him to London. He is Gareth Bale. Bale ends his contract at the end of the season, but in winter he would not be free.”
Hazard, who has been linked with both Juventus and Newcastle United this season, has one assist and zero goals in 11 games for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.