It seems that even Eden Hazard has now accepted that he will be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer and he apparently already knows who is being lined up to replace him.
According to the Spanish media Hazard has informed teammate Thibault Courtois that the Blues will be signing Real Madrid playmaker Isco.
How he would know that is open to debate, in fact, the latest reports are that Madrid wants to sign Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah over Hazard.
That said, Real have long coveted Hazard and the Belgium forward has not hidden his desire to join Los Blancos and just because the media are claiming it is Salah going to Spain and not Hazard it does not mean that is what wll actually happen.
It is still a high probability that Hazard will be departing West London this summer and Madrid are definitely among the front-runner and of course, if Hazard did join Real Madrid then Isco would certainly become available.
Isco is an extraordinary talent and could easily fit into the role that Hazard has made his own and it would not be the end of the world for the Chelsea faithful if what Hazard is reported to be saying turns out to be true.