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Hazard transfer to Real Madrid to be announced after Europa League final — report

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Is it really happening?

According to French newspaper L’Equipe, Eden Hazard’s move from Real Madrid to Chelsea will be completed and announced shortly after the Europa League final against Arsenal, on May 29th in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Over the last couple months, media all around Europe have been trying to guess this date. Will L’Equipe prove to be right? Only one way to find out.

The report claims that the deal was wrapped up a few weeks ago, but since Chelsea still have plenty to fight for this season, it made sense to keep the focus on the football. To complete the move, Real Madrid will apparently pay €100 million, which is €30 million below the reported demands by Chelsea.

Over the weekend, similar noises were coming Spanish radio Onda Cero, who had claimed that the transfer to Madrid was already “done” and that would allow the Galacticos to focus on other areas for their planned squad overhaul, from fullback to striker.

Meanwhile, in England, the Independent reported a few days ago that Eden was on the cusp of agreeing personal terms with Madrid. Hazard himself has more or less confirmed his impending departure after yesterday’s game, too.

That said, an official agreement still does not exist, according to the man with all the connections for Belgian players in the Premier League.