Eden Hazard 'reaches verbal agreement' to join European giants

Eden Hazard 'reaches verbal agreement' to join European giants

Eden Hazard 'reaches verbal agreement' to join European giants

Hazard has joined enjoyed a fine World Cup during which he captained Belgium to a third place finish, their best ever, and was himself awarded with the Silver Ball as the second best player at the tournament and Belgian coach Roberto Martinez has backed him for a new club challenge.

Hazard opened the door for speculation on his future to swing wide open after the World Cup too when he said that "it might be time to discover something different".

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is another player on Chelsea's shortlist if Courtois opts to end his time in London this summer.

Real Madrid, reports RMC, have had a bid of €35m accepted by Chelsea for the Belgium global.

However, Ashton feels that the Blues shouldn't be anxious about Courtois leaving Stamford Bridge this summer, as there are plenty of options out there to replace him.

Belgium coach Martinez urges Hazard to quit Chelsea for Real Madrid

The winger has been the face of Chelsea for much of his six-year stint with the club as he has developed into one of the more risky attackers in the world. I may also stay at Chelsea.

According to RMC Sport, Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is set to become the first big-name signing of the Julen Lopetegui era at Los Blancos. "You know my preferred destination".

Courtois arrived at Chelsea in 2011 but was immediately loaned out to Atletico Madrid where he spent three impressive years in between the sticks. He is keen on linking up with his children in Madrid and has been pushing for a move.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports' La Liga expert Guillem Balague has also discussed the aforementioned move and has stated Chelsea are willing to let him leave, however same is not the case for Eden Hazard.

Chelsea want Boca Juniors midfielder Wilmar Barrios, reports in Argentina claim.

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