London, June 6, 2019 (Reuters/NAN) Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is set to join Real Madrid after a deal worth 100 million euros plus add-ons was agreed between the two clubs on Thursday.
Chelsea’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates after celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijian, on May 29, 2019. (Photo/ AFP)
This was based on British and Spanish media reports on Thursday, but there was no official word from the clubs in Madrid or London.
Spain’s AS sports daily, citing unnamed sources, said on its website that the English Premier League (EPL) side had accepted Real Madrid’s offer for the 28-year-old.
It said Hazard, who is training with Belgium ahead of a weekend Euro 2020 qualifier against Kazakhstan, had been informed and the deal could be announced later.
Sky Sports television said Chelsea had wanted in the region of 130 million pounds, a fee that could ultimately be reached through performance-related clauses.
Hazard, who was set to become a free agent in June 2020, helped Chelsea to the UEFA Europa League title in Baku last month.
He scored two goals in a 4-1 win over London rivals Arsenal.
“My dream was to play in the Premier League and I did it for seven years. I think it’s a goodbye,” the Belgian said after that game.
He joined Chelsea from Lille in 2012 for 32 million pounds and won the Europa League in his first season.
Hazard later won the Premier League title in 2015 and 2017 as well as one League Cup and FA Cup.
He scored 16 goals and created another 15 in the Premier League last season as Chelsea finished third in the table.(Reuters/NAN)