Real Madrid set to confirm Eden Hazard from Chelsea in ‘next few days’

Eden Hazard starred in Chelsea routine Europa League win over Slavia Prague (Picture: Reuters)

Eden Hazard is set to be officially confirmed as a Real Madrid player ‘in the next few days’.

The 28-year-old has repeatedly attempted to play down speculation over his future, but a refusal to sign an extension to his current contract has forced Chelsea into agreeing a deal with the Spanish giants.

Marca claim Hazard has turned down three separate offers, the most recent said to be worth a club-record £300,000-a-week and Real are now set to formally announce the impending arrival of a player Zinedine Zidane wants to build a new-look attack around.

The 46-year-old stood down at the end of last season shortly after masterminding an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League triumph but returned to the Bernabeu last month following the sacking of his former teammate Santiago Solari.

Chelsea have already completed the signing of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)

Zidane has been promised the funds to oversee a sizeable rebuilding job and has already given the green light to the signings of Porto’s Brazilian centre-half Eder Militao and his compatriot Rodrygo.

Having bid around €200million for Hazard last summer after he helped Belgium to a third place finish at the World Cup, Real are set to land their man for around half that price as a consequence of Hazard’s current contract expiring in just over a year’s time.

Chelsea have already moved to secure the two-time Premier League winning star’s replacement having signed Christian Pulisic for £52m in January before loaning him straight back to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season.

The former Lille winger played 65 minutes in Chelsea’s 4-3 win over Slavia Prague on Thursday which booked Maurizio Sarri’s side a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League.


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