Chelsea star Eden Hazard is set to finalise his move to Real Madrid in the ‘coming days’ after Zinedine Zidane approved the transfer, ONA reports citing Metro.
The 28-year-old wanted to move to the Bernabeu last summer following Belgium’s third-place finish at Euro 2018 but Maurizio Sarri convinced him to stay at Stamford Bridge for one more season. However, the winger has less than 15 months to run on his existing deal in west London and has intimated he does not want to sign an extension, despite Chelsea offering him around £300,000-a-week. Hazard has made no secret of his admiration for Zidane in the past and the Frenchman’s return to Madrid appears to have swung the winger’s mind in favour of the La Liga giants.
According to Marca, Chelsea and Madrid are now close to agreeing the terms of Hazard’s departure and agreement is expected to be finalised in the ‘coming days’. Chelsea slapped a £100million price tag on Hazard last summer and it’s likely they’ve demanded a similar fee this time around, despite Hazard’s contract has just one year remaining.