New Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has approved the sale of Eden Hazard who has endured a frustrating spell at the club since he joined two years ago.

According to media portal ABC, Ancelotti has given his approval for the possible sale of Eden Hazard as he targets a small squad of 23 players. The Italian tactician wants to trim his large squad to just 23 players. It was revealed that both manager Ancelotti and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez are in agreement about cutting the number of players in the squad.

Apart from Eden Hazard, Ancelotti won’t have issues with the sale of players like defender Jesus Vallejo, midfielder Dani Ceballos, striker Dani Ceballos, fullback Alvaro Odriozola, attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard and Welshman Gareth Bale.

A lot of these players were on loan away from the club last season. Ceballos and Odegaard were on loan at North London team Arsenal, while Bale was also on loan at North London club Tottenham Hotspur.

Ancelotti and Hazard enjoyed success at various times at Chelsea with the latter joining the Blues one year after the former was dismissed from his job as the Chelsea manager. The West London giants sacked Ancelotti after two seasons at the club in the summer of 2011, while Hazard was a £32m arrival from French team Lille in the summer of 2012.

Real Madrid made a big statement with the signing of Eden Hazard two years ago but it has not worked out as expected till date. The La Liga club paid around €120m to secure his transfer from Chelsea in 2019 but his time in Madrid has been affected by injuries.

Hazard, 30, was restructured to just 21 games in all competitions last season. The Belgian national team skipper scored four goals plus one assist in those games.