Live Real Madrid Blog: Cesc Fabregas trying to keep Eden Hazard from leaving for Real Madrid

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David Cooper and the rest of the Sport360 team are in place to provide you with the latest news, pictures, comment and analysis on Real Madrid.

Our daily blog will ensure you have all the latest updates throughout the day but we want you to get involved, too.

Tell us your thoughts on what’s happening by tweeting @Sport360.

4:12pm – Fabregas making case for Hazard to stay

Real Madrid hold plenty of allure for Eden Hazard, but one of the Belgian’s team-mates is doing what he can to keep him at Stamford Bridge.

Cesc Fabregas revealed he’s spoken to Hazard with the hope he can stay at Chelsea and continue battling alongside him on the pitch.

See what Fabregas said during the team’s pre-season tour in Australia.

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1:38pm – Madrid eyeing Trippier

Following his breakout campaign in Russia with the Three Lions, Kieran Trippier is receiving interest from Real Madrid, according to The Sun.

The 27-year-old may cost a pretty penny to pry away from Tottenham, but Los Blancos certainly have spending power.

Read more on the situation in our Rumour Mill.

Kieran Trippier

11:53am – Hazard, Courtois and Icardi should be on Madrid’s radar

When Cristiano Ronaldo left the Bernabeu, he left behind a massive void that Real Madrid will struggle to fill with a one-for-one replacement.

However, they can begin to revitalise their star power by adding Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Mauro Icardi.

Our man Brendan Netto explains why Madrid should specifically target those three players this summer.

Eden Hazard of Chelsea runs

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Ronaldo claims Real Madrid starlet Vinicius Junior is Brazil's "biggest prospect"

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New home: Vinicius Junior at the Bernabeu.

Brazil great Ronaldo has backed compatriot Vinicius Junior to live up to expectations at Real Madrid after the highly rated teenager’s arrival at the Bernabeu.

A deal was struck in May 2017 to take the forward from Flamengo to Madrid but only now, with Vinicius Junior having turned 18 this month, has he moved to Spain.

Ronaldo, who starred for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, was alongside Vinicius Junior at his presentation on Friday.

Madrid hope they have signed a South American superstar in the making, and are reported to have spent between £35million and £40million on securing a player who has only begun playing senior football in the last 15 months.

Ronaldo said: “Vinicius is a player with a lot of quality and talent. He’s the biggest prospect for the future of Brazilian football. You arrive at an amazing new home. This is where I was the happiest playing football and where I achieved the most important things in my career.

“It may be difficult at first, but it’s the best place you could be. All players dream of wearing the Real Madrid jersey and now he has the opportunity to show that he has been sacrificing to achieve his dream.”

Ronaldo was prolific for Madrid during a four-and-a half-year spell with the club that ended in January 2007, and following the exit of namesake Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer the onus will fall on others to provide attacking threat.

Vinicius Junior may have to wait for his first-team chance, but he is ambitious and said: “I want to win titles and be successful, giving joy to the Real Madrid fans.”

He added, according to realmadrid.com: “All the players here are my favourites. I’ve only seen them on television and video games. Now I’m training with them and that is inexplicable. I have to work hard to get up to the quality they have.”

Vinicius Junior also said he would love to play with Neymar, the Paris Saint-Germain striker who has been repeatedly linked with Madrid.

But rather than fuel any transfer talk, he stressed that ambition was one he wished to fulfil at international level with Brazil.

“I have a dream of playing with him, and God willing I will be able to play with him in the national team,” Madrid’s new signing said.

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David Cooper and the rest of the Sport360 team are in place to provide you with the latest news, pictures, comment and analysis on Real Madrid.

Our daily blog will ensure you have all the latest updates throughout the day but we want you to get involved, too.

Tell us your thoughts on what’s happening by tweeting @Sport360.

18:00pm – New signing in town!

Real Madrid wonderkid Vinicius Junior was paraded in front of the Bernabeu faithful on Friday following his €45 million transfer from Flamengo.

Read more, here.

18-year-old Vinicius Junior is living out a dream.

16:23pm – Icardi is top target for Los Blancos

Inter Milan’s talismanic forward Mauro Icardi is near the top of Real Madrid‘s summer transfer wishlist following Cristiano Ronaldo‘s exit from the Bernabeu, Marca reports.

Read more, here.

Hotshot: Icardi.

Hotshot: Icardi.

12:23pm – Neymar makes statement on his future

Neymar will not be making a move to Los Blancos.

Real Madrid have suffered a setback in their bid to fill the void that Cristiano Ronaldo has left after Neymar insisted that he is to remain a Paris Saint-Germain player.

Read more, here.

11:00am – Five key questions as Real ramp up pre-season plans

It has been one of the craziest summers so far on record for Real Madrid.

The departure of coach Zinedine Zidane, the appointment of new boss Julen Lopetegui from under the noses of the Spanish national team days before the World Cup and club icon Cristiano Ronaldo‘s exit to Juventus, being three huge stories in their own right.

Slowly but surely the focus is moving back to the pitch as the three-time consecutive Champions League winners embark on a summer tour Stateside, where they will face the likes of Manchester UnitedJuventus and Roma in the International Champions Cup.

There are sure to be plenty of key plotlines on the horizon and here we tackle five key questions president Florentino Perez is almost certainly mulling over in the Whites boardroom as you read this.

We kick things off, posing the question over whether Eden Hazard will move to the Spanish capital from Chelsea. Read Stuart Appleby’s article, here.

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