Chelsea have agreed to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in a club record deal that could earn them up to £130million. Real have finally caved into Chelsea’s demands, which as Standard Sport has consistently reported, was a fee of over £100m despite having just a year left on his contract. The sum received smashes the previous best set when Atletico Madrid paid just under £60m for striker Diego Costa in September 2017. (The forward officially joined four months later). Real Madrid chief executive, Jose Angel Sánchez, failed to agree a deal for Hazard on a trip to meet Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia earlier in the week. However, contact was made again between the two clubs yesterday and they have ironed out an agreement. Hazard was informed of the development today. Real Madrid will pay an initial fee of £88m but there are a number of add-ons included in the transfer which could see the Blues net another £42m. It is a victory for Granovskaia, … [Read more...] about Chelsea agree huge deal to sell Hazard to Real Madrid
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Zinedine Zidane has admitted his admiration for Eden Hazard as Real Madrid continue to be linked with the Chelsea forward.Zidane’s side will host Eibar on Saturday but attention in the Spanish capital is already turning to the summer transfer window.Madrid are expected to undertake a major rebuilding job after a disappointing season, with the European champions starting the weekend 13 points behind rivals Barcelona in LaLiga.Asked if Madrid might seek to lure Hazard from west London, Zidane said: “I will not give my personal opinion about what may happen because the season has not ended, but I’ve always appreciated him.“I’ve seen him a lot since I was playing in France. He’s fantastic.”An overhaul of the squad will come with Zidane as yet unable to transform Madrid’s fortunes since his return as coach. They go into Saturday’s game on the back of a 2-1 loss away to Valencia on Wednesday night. Madrid’s season is effectively … [Read more...] about I’ve always appreciated Hazard, says Real Madrid boss Zidane
Eden Hazard has reportedly given the green light to Real Madrid to try and sign him this summer. The Belgian has been been contacted by Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane following his return to the Bernabeu, according to reports in Spain. Zidane is apparently looking for a new spearhead to lead his project in the Spanish capital after a dismal season for Real. They sit 12 points adrift of Barcelona in La Liga and crashed out of the Copa del Rey in humbling fashion against their Clasico rivals. Real were also humiliated by Ajax in the last 16 of the Champions League after Zidane had led them to three European crowns in a row, and four in five seasons. He was replaced in the Bernabeu dugout by Julen Lopetegui who was subsequently succeeded by Santiago Solari, but the Frenchman is now back as he looks to rebuild the side following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo . Ronaldo was the focal point and talisman for Real for so many years, and Zidane reportedly sees Hazard as his … [Read more...] about Eden Hazard makes Real Madrid decision after contact from Zinedine Zidane
Here are today’s main stories from football’s rumour mill on Wednesday, 20th March . . . They include a suggestion that Manchester United are set to sign French star Antoine Griezmann in the summer, Liverpool are closing in on Paulo Dybala from Juventus and further speculation over Chelsea’s Eden Hazard going to Real Madrid. Liverpool striker Sadio Mane wanted by Real Madrid, while Manchester United line up Roma defender … [Read more...] about RUMOUR MILL: United to land Antoine Griezmann? Liverpool chase Juventus star, Eden Hazard for Real Madrid?
Here are today’s main stories from football’s rumour mill on Wednesday, 20th March . . . They include a suggestion that Manchester United are set to sign French star Antoine Griezmann in the summer, Liverpool are closing in on Paulo Dybala from Juventus and further speculation over Chelsea’s Eden Hazard going to Real Madrid. … [Read more...] about RUMOUR MILL: United to land Antonie Griezmann? Liverpool chase Juventus star, Eden Hazard for Real Madrid?