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Chelsea agree fee with Real Madrid of £88.5m for Eden Hazard as transfer saga nears end

Belgian to cost in the region of £88.5m plus add-ons • He becomes third Real summer signing after Militão and Jovic

By Ian Tuckey | The Sun |

CHELSEA have accepted a Real Madrid bid for Eden Hazard of £88.5million plus add-ons.

Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard

The Guardian say the two clubs finally agreed a fee after the Blues initially wanted closer to £115m for the Premier League’s top playmaker.

The breakthrough came after days of wrangling over a 28-year-old who has one year left on his Chelsea contract.

After the Blues’ 4-1 Europa League final win over Arsenal, Hazard all but confirmed he was quitting Stamford Bridge.

And on a recent holiday in Marbella he was even spotted holding up a Real top.

But the Belgium superstar’s hopes of a dream move began to waver a little yesterday.

Real chief executive Jose Angel Sanchez reportedly flew into London earlier this week for talks over Hazard but left without agreeing a deal.

Chelsea are understood to have held firm over their demands for a fee of more than £100m.

Finally, though, the two clubs seemed to have met in the middle.

So after months of speculation, Hazard’s switch finally seems just a few little formalities away.