Chelsea forward Eden Hazard will become Real Madrid‘s third signing ahead of next season, following on from Rodrygo Goes and Eder Militao, as the agreement between all three parties will be made official in the coming days.
A few years ago, when Hazard was plying his trade at Lille, Zinedine Zidane suggested the Belgian’s signing to Florentino Perez, and the Madrid president indicated that his name will be considered when he reaches an elite level.
Once Chelsea‘s season comes to an end, Hazard will move to Los Blancos with Borussia Dortmund‘s playmaker Christian Pulisic taking his place at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have appealed against their transfer ban, asking for it to be postponed until after the next transfer window, which would enable them to have room for manoeuvre this summer.
Hazard has rejected up to three contract renewal offers from the English club; he has always been eager to make the jump to Real Madrid.
A transfer fee close to 100 million euros
The Belgium international will move to Madrid for a fee close to 100 million euros as he has only one year left on his contract.
Last summer Chelsea demanded 200m euros for the 28-year-old, but the relationship between the two clubs is now excellent due to Mateo Kovacic‘s loan move.
Although Los Blancos will work to further strengthen with players that can improve the current squad, they have made it clear that they will not spend huge sums of money on signings.
Madrid want to comply to their salary limit, while Sergio Ramos will be the highest paid player at the club. No player who is not considered to be world class will overtake the captain’s salary.