JUST IN: Madrid and Chelsea finally agree swap deals for stars


With just a few weeks to the summer transfer window, the report in the media has confirmed Chelsea and Real Madrid are very close to reaching an agreement on deals for Eden Hazard and Mateo Kovacic.

The Belgium international could be on his way out of the Stamford Bridge this summer, with just 12 months left in his contract with the Blues, and Kovacic might just remain with Chelsea beyond this summer.

Chelsea will be unable to lure any player this summer window and even during the winter transfer window as they have been banned by FIFA for breaking rules relating to the signing of underage players.

As per a report from Spanish outlet, the ban imposed on the London club will be not be lifted, but this will obviously not stop them from reaching an agreement for Kovacic as he has been registered as a Chelsea player since the previous summer transfer window.

It was further reported that the announcement for Hazard has been paused until the club secure a spot in next season’s Champions League, which looks to have been secure after the 3-0 victory against Watford.

Madrid has reached personal terms with Hazard over a possible move to the Santiago Bernabeu and a deal is said to be almost done. But there is no official announcement from the clubs and a transfer fee is yet to be reached. Chelsea are eyeing around €140 million for the attacker and some reports say both clubs might reach an agreement around €100 million.

Should a deal be complete, Hazard will automatically become Madrid’s most expansive player following the transfer of Gareth Bale from Spurs and Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.