Real Madrid to sign Eden Hazard after agreeing a fee with Chelsea

Real Madrid to sign Eden Hazard after agreeing a fee with Chelsea

According to press reports in the United Kingdom, the 28-year-old, who had one year left on his contract with the London based club could cost Real Madrid a total of 130 million pounds (165 million U.S. dollars) including bonus payments.

"How are we going to talk to a club that is playing a final (the Europa League), we have been trying for several years that Hazard is a Madrid player but we have not yet achieved it".

The London Evening Standard say that Real had hoped to include Kovacic as part of the deal for Hazard.

"He is among the best five [players] in the world", he added.

"I think it is a goodbye, but in football you never know".

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has completed a move Real Madrid in a deal worth €100 million (£88m/$112m), and signed a contract through June 30, 2024, the La Liga club have announced.

Sky Sports television said Chelsea had wanted in the region of 130 million pounds ($165.20 million), a fee that could ultimately be reached through performance-related clauses.

It will end a seven-year spell at the club for Hazard, where he scored 110 goals in 352 appearances.

Diaz replaced Ronaldo who wore the shirt No.7 shirt from the 2010/11 season.

"Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC have agreed to the transfer of the player Eden Hazard", read Madrid's statement. He also won the Premier League title in 2015 and in 2017 as well as one League Cup and the FA Cup.

It is expected that Real are making plans to make an announcement as soon as early next week as Hazard is now on global duty with Belgium.

There is still a question mark surrounding the future of Kovacic, though, after he spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge. He was named the tournament's second-best player, behind Croatia's Luka Modric, his new Real Madrid teammate.

Hazard grew up with posters of Zinedine Zidane on his bedroom wall, and now the 28-year-old will work under the Madrid boss.

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