There’s been some breaking news from Spain as El Chiringuito claim Eden Hazard’s transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid is a done deal and will be made official in hours.
The Belgium international is expected to make an £88million move to the Bernabeu, following months of speculation over his future at Stamford Bridge.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) June 5, 2019
This is quite a contrasting report, however, to the one from the Evening Standard earlier today that stated talks over a move had broken down.
However, a translation here from journalist Andrew Gaffney explains what Josep Pedrerol says in the video clip above.
Official announcement to come either this afternoon or tomorrow (at the latest). @jpedrerol said the transfer almost collapsed during talks but Chelsea finally settled on a fee.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) June 5, 2019
Hazard has just a year to run on his Chelsea contract and hinted after the Europa League final that he’d played his final game for the club, as seen in the video below:
"I think it is a goodbye, but in football you never know." ?
"Now maybe it is time for a new challenge." ?
Eden Hazard reveals a decision HAS been made on his Chelsea future… pic.twitter.com/fqNNeIhCxP
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 29, 2019