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Chelsea Complete £32m Signing of Belgian Playmaker Eden Hazard

by The Newshound

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Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we have agreed terms with Lille for the transfer of Eden Hazard.

The 21-year-old Belgian international has agreed personal terms with the club and today passed a medical examination. He will join the club in July when the players return for pre-season training.

Hazard, who was pursued by a host of top European clubs, moves to Stamford Bridge from the French Ligue 1 team, who he joined back in 2005 from Belgian side Tubize.

He is a versatile attacker who can play out wide, behind the frontman or as an out-and-out striker.

SOURCE: Official Chelsea Website

So there you have it. This was perhaps one of the longest transfer sagas of the last few months and now the club’s official website is confirming that a deal has been agreed that will see the Lille youngster sign for Chelsea.

The Daily Mail reports that the Blues have forked out £32m for the 21 year old who had been pursued by a number of Premier League clubs.

Hazard joing Marko Marin as Chelsea’s summer signings to date whilst Salomon Kalou, Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa have been released following the end of their current contracts.

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