Crunch talks set as Hazard saga drags on due to disagreement over fee

Date published: Tuesday 4th June 2019 9:59

Real Madrid and Chelsea are still some way off striking a deal for star forward Eden Hazard, according to reports.

The Belgium international is entering the final 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and is expected to move on this summer.

Reports have suggested though that Chelsea are ‘under no pressure to sell’ despite his contract situation, and that negotiations over a proposed deal are being handled by Blues director Marina Granovskaia.

Hazard revealed earlier this month that he had made a decision on his future and that he would make an announcement after the Europa League final against Premier League rivals Arsenal on Wednesday night.

That announcement seemingly came in the form of a post-match interview, during which he said that the 4-1 win in Baku ‘felt like a goodbye’.

Spanish outlet AS offers an update on the situation by suggesting that the two clubs are still no closer to finding an agreement despite the player’s wishes.

They state that the Blues and Los Blancos are €20m (£17.6m) apart on their valuation of the former Lille star, with Chelsea demanding £106m but Madrid are not willing to pay more than £88m.

Real director Jose Angel Sanchez will fly to London later this week to hold crunch talks with Granovskaia in the hopes of finally getting an agreement in place.

 

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