Report: Real Agree €190m Fee For Hazard, Barca Looming
Report: Real Madrid Agree €190m Fee For Eden Hazard, FC Barcelona Looming
Real Madrid have reportedly agreed a whopping €190 million deal with Chelsea for Eden Hazard, while their bitter rivals FC Barcelona are also keen on the Belgium captain.
Hazard is currently on holiday after finishing in third place with Belgium at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. However, according to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sports Italy, his lawyer and father will meet Real Madrid representatives on Saturday.
French outfit Le 10 Sport has suggested a "first agreement" between Chelsea and Real has already been struck for €190 million (R3 billion), although Onda Cero has reported that FC Barcelona are also keen on the skifull winger and are prepared to offer Ousmane Dembele in a massive swap deal.
Meanwhile, new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has insisted he would like to keep Hazard at Stamford Bridge, and is keen to work with his new superstar.
"Hazard is a very high-level player. I hope that I will manage to improve him," Sarri said at his unveiling, as quoted by the BBC.
"I would like to have fun during the week with him. This would mean very good results and mean we would have been very competitive during the season."
Hazard himself has hinted that his time with the Premier League side could be over, having told HLN "after six wonderful years at Chelsea, it might be time to try something new".
The 27-year-old has made 300 appearances for Chelsea so far, scoring 89 goals and assisting another 75 strikes since joining the club in 2012.
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