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Chelsea reportedly agree £170m deal with Real Madrid for Eden Hazard

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.

TOPSHOT - Belgium's forward Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring their second goal during their Russia 2018 World Cup play-off for third place football match between Belgium and England at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Giuseppe CACACE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images
Hazard has expressed his desire to depart Chelsea this summer. (AFP/Getty Pictures)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates scoring a goal to make the score 1-0 during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
Hazard’s father has been in talks with Madrid. (AMA/Getty Pictures)Gianluca Di Marzio, meanwhile, reported on Thursday night that there will be a meeting between Hazard’s attorneys, player’s father and the Madrid on Saturday.

But it’s claimed in Italy that Madrid will offer not more than €125m (£112m) for Hazard.

The Belgian’s transfer to Madrid is also being handled separately to their efforts to sign Thibaut Courtois.

Courtois has less than 12 months left on his contract with Chelsea and is understood to favour a return to Madrid as his two kids currently stay there.

Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (back) and Belgium's forward Eden Hazard attend a training session at the Guchkovo Stadium in Dedovsk, outside Moscow, on July 9, 2018, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match against France. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Madrid is eager to sign Hazard and Thibaut Courtois this summer. (AFP/Getty Pictures)

Barcelona is also in the race to sign Hazard and earlier this week, reports in Spain claimed that the Spanish champions were willing to offer Ousmane Dembele as part of their bid for the Belgian.

Maurizio Sarri, meanwhile, has refused to rule out the prospect of keeping Hazard but claimed on Wednesday that he wants to hold face-to-face talks with the player.

‘A phone call without looking them in the eyes would not give me any certainty,’ said the Chelsea manager.

‘I want to meet them face-to-face and talk to them and see what the best thing to do would be for everyone. ‘Before that I’d also like a player to come on the pitch with me for 4 or 5 days to get a clear idea of what the picture is.’

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