Hazard Set To Complete Real Madrid Move As Chelsea Accept £88m Offer

Chelsea have accepted a bid of €100 million (£88m/$112m) for forward Eden Hazard from Real Madrid, though the total cost could rise to €140m (£124m/$146m) with add-ons.

Goal can confirm the two clubs have come to a compromise on Hazard’s price following face-to-face talks between Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia and Real Madrid CEO Jose Angel Sánchez in London on Monday, allowing the 28-year-old to make what he has described as a “dream” move.

Hazard is set for a significant pay-rise upon joining Madrid after turning down multiple contract offers from the west London club, and he could be formally unveiled at Santiago Bernabeu next week after he returns from international duty with Belgium.

The former Lille wideman will also get the opportunity to play under manager Zinedine Zidane, whom he idolised as a player growing up, and he joins fellow summer signings Luka Jovic and Eder Militao in agreeing moves to the Blancos following their underwhelming 2018-19 campaign.

The defending European champions burned through three managers during the course of the season and finished with just the Club World Cup crown after losing out to Barcelona in both La Liga and Copa del Reyand an embarrassing Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax.

Hazard, meanwhile, has brought the curtain down on a glorious eight years with Chelsea in which he won six major trophies, including the Europa League this season.

He scored twice in the 4-1 final victory over Arsenal in Baku, taking his final tally to 110 goals in 352 matches for the Blues.

He will become their record sale after 12 months of negotiations regarding his future.

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