Real Madrid and Chelsea reach Eden Hazard agreement

Real Madrid and Chelsea have reached an agreement worth up to €146m (£130m) for star player Eden Hazard, report The Telegraph.

The report claims an agreement was reached on Thursday morning, following on form news from The Guardian on Wednesday night that a €100m (£88m) initial agreement had been struck.

The Telegraph’s report does claim that the €100m is the upfront fee but the remaining €46m is made up of ‘easily achievable’ bonuses, with ESPN FC concurring with this news.

The Belgian playmaker is set to be the third arrival at Madrid this summer following FC Porto defender Eder Militao and Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.

A report in Diario AS this week claimed that Madrid’s general director José Ángel Sánchez is meeting with Chelsea’s main transfer negotiator Marina Granovskaia in London.

Hazard, 28, has been heavily linked with a move to the outgoing European champions with reports that he is currently house-hunting in the Spanish capital.

Marca have previously reported on a near ‘total agreement’ between all parties with the player to sign a six-year deal at Los Blancos.

Hazard has spent a successful seven years at Stamford Bridge, winning the Premier League twice, one FA Cup and two Europa League titles, since a 2012 move from Lille.

"Yes, I think this is goodbye, it's time for a new challenge," Hazard told BT Sport after last week’s Europa League final, while Madrid president Florentino Perez told an interview on Onda Cero: “I have a feeling that Eden Hazard will be coming this year.

“I am very interested in him coming to Real Madrid and I am very hopeful he will come in. He is one of the greats of the world of football.

“How are we going to talk to a club that is playing a final (the Europa League), we have been trying for several years that Hazard is a Madrid player but we have not yet achieved it.”

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