Chelsea star, Eden Hazard, is set to finalise his move to Real Madrid in the ‘coming days’, after Zinedine Zidane approved the transfer, according to Marca.
The 28-year-old wanted to move to the Bernabeu last summer following Belgium’s third-place finish at Euro 2018, but Maurizio Sarri convinced him to stay at Stamford Bridge for one more season.
However, Hazard has less than 15 months to run on his existing deal and has made it clear he does not want to sign an extension, despite Chelsea offering him around £300,000-a-week.
Hazard has made no secret of his admiration for Zidane in the past and the Frenchman’s return to Madrid appears to have swung his mind in favour of the LaLiga giants.
It is believed that Chelsea and Madrid are now close to agreeing the terms of Hazard’s departure and agreement is expected to be finalised imminently.
Chelsea slapped a £100million price tag on Hazard last summer and it’s likely they’ve demanded a similar fee this time around, despite Hazard’s contract having just one year remaining.