Hazard: Chelsea accept Real Madrid offer for Belgian
Real Madrid look set to finally secure the signing of Eden Hazard after agreeing a transfer fee with Chelsea for the Belgium international.
The Eden Hazard transfer saga is about to reach its conclusion. Following months of negotiations with Chelsea, Real Madrid could announce the signing of the Belgium star today, after yesterday brought a decisive breakthrough in talks.
100m euros plus add-ons, Hazard expected to sign five-year deal
AS has been told by sources close to the deal that the Blues have now accepted a Madrid offer of 100m euros plus add-ons for Hazard, who is expected to sign a long-term contract, most likely to be five years in length, at the Bernabéu.
Currently on international duty preparing for the Diables Rouges' Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Scotland, Hazard has been kept abreast of the developments by his agents, who early this afternoon arrived to see the forward at the Belgian Football Centre in Tubize, central Belgium.
Belgian FA insistent there'll be no unveiling for now
Earlier this morning, Belgian Football Association officials insisted to AS that, with a qualifying double-header coming up on Saturday and Tuesday, there were no immediate plans for the player to travel to Spain to be unveiled by Madrid.
Madrid look set to finally press home their strong bargaining position in their negotiations over a player who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer - a state of affairs that ultimately left Chelsea with no option but to sell at a reduced price or see him leave for free in 12 months' time.
The signing will serve as a major boost to the plans of Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane, who, to greater and lesser degrees of intensity, has been working on bringing Hazard to the Spanish capital for a decade now, having first recommended him to president Florentino Pérez in 2009.
After Madrid's poor 2018/19 campaign, Zidane is busy revamping Los Blancos' squad. On the back of deals for Rodrygo Goes and Éder Militao, the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic was confirmed on Tuesday, and the purchase of Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy is expected to follow soon.