Transfer ban could see Real Madrid launch quick fire Chelsea raid

Real Madrid could be set to step up their interest in Chelsea winger Eden Hazard as the prospect of a transfer ban looms, according to the Metro.

The La Liga giants are thought to be on the verge of a FIFA ban relating to their conduct when signing players under the age of 18, akin to the ban arch-rivals Barcelona are set to finally have lifted.

The Blaugrana were unable to register players between the winter of 2015 up until the opening of the transfer market next month.

It meant summer signings Arda Turan and Alex Vidal have been unable to play for the club so far despite arriving in the summer.

Now, with the threat looming, Los Blancos could be about to splash the cash on Hazard before they too are unable to register players.

The Belgian superstar has suffered a severe drop in form this term as the Blues struggle towards the bottom of the league after his heroics last term.

Hazard was voted Player of the Year following his excellent displays that led the Stamford Bridge outfit to the Premier League title, leading to links with a move to the Spanish capital.