Eden Hazard ‘reaches verbal agreement’ with Real Madrid ahead of summer switch from Chelsea

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Real Madrid to join Los Blancos this summer.

Belgian flier Hazard has openly courted a move away from Stamford Bridge following the Blues’ failure to qualify for the Champions League next term.

He enjoyed a stellar World Cup helping Belgium to a third-placed finish – their best ever in the tournament.

Real are keen on luring the 27-year-old to the Spanish capital and have money to spend following the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a near-£100million deal.

Hazard impressed at the World Cup (Image: Clive Rose)
The forward at Belgium’s homecoming parade (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

After Belgium’s win against England in the third-place playoff, Hazard admitted he was considering leaving Chelsea.

“After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different,” he said.

“Certainly after this World Cup. I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go. You know my preferred destination.”

Hazard has openly courted a move away from the Bridge (Image: AFP)

French outlet RMC Sport say an agreement has been reached between Hazard and Real, but Chelsea are yet to accept a bid from the European champions.

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Hazard still has two years left on his Blues contract – but his market value will fall drastically if he does not agree a new contract in west London.

 

 

 

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