chelsea have reached an initial agreement with Madrid to sell Eden Hazard for €190 million (£170m), in line with reports in France.
Speaking after Belgium’s World Cup campaign, the 27-year-old indicated that he wants to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and suggested that Madrid remains his preferred destination.
Hazard has just under two years remaining on his contract with Chelsea and has not committed to a new deal with the club.
According to Le10 Sport, Madrid has stepped up talks to sign Hazard this week and a ‘first agreement’ has been reached with Chelsea over a £170m deal.
The report claims that the Champions League holders have already held talks with Hazard’s father concerning the player’s contract and now negotiations have begun with Chelsea.