Real Madrid make final push to sign €120m Hazard
Real Madrid are sending a representative to London to meet with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia as Los Blancos commit to a final push to get a transfer deal for Eden Hazard over the line, Goal understands.
Negotiations over the Belgian’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu have been going on for months but the Spanish capital side are now keener than ever to wrap up proceedings, as they hope to make an official announcement this week after agreeing upon a fee.
Chelsea’s ideal scenario would see Hazard snapped up for €130 million (£115m/$146m), while Madrid hope to pay closer to €100m (£89m/$112m), but there is a firm expectation that a deal will inevitably be done.
Indeed, some close to the ongoing talks feel that an agreement could be reached at around €120m (£106m/$135m) to end the protracted saga.
Hazard has long wanted the move and admitted in an interview that he is likely to leave in the summer after scoring twice in a 4-1 Europa League final win over Arsenal.
“I have made my decision already and now I’m waiting on both clubs,” the attacker said in Baku Olympic Stadium on Wednesday. “I think it is goodbye, but in football, you never know.”…….read more