Real Madrid officials are set to arrive in London with a view to wrapping up a deal for Chelsea ace Eden Hazard, reports have claimed. Real are keen to wrap up the transfer once and for all and will meet with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia this week in the hope they can finally agree on a fee.
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Chelsea are said to be holding out for a fee of £115million, with Real Madrid sticking a £89million for now, but a compromise is expected to be reached at some point down the line. A figure of £106million has already been suggested in the Spanish media, and everything could become a lot clearer later this week when Real and Chelsea officials meet up.
Speaking after the Europa League win over Arsenal last week, Hazard all-but confirmed he was heading to Madrid and was just waiting for the two clubs to agree on a deal. “I think it is goodbye, but in football, you never know,” said Hazard, whose contract expires next summer.