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Real Madrid announce signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea for £88.5m

• Deal, subject to medical, could rise to £130m with add-ons
• Belgian will sign five-year deal and earn £400,000 a week

Real Madrid have announced the signing of Eden Hazard on a five-year deal. The 28-year-old will be officially unveiled on Thursday once he has undergone his medical and with Real and Chelsea having agreed a fee of €100m (£88.5m) rising to €146.1m (£130m) with add-ons.

The fee – as revealed by the Guardian on Wednesday– reflects the fact Hazard had only one year left on his contract and, therefore, making Chelsea largely powerless to keep the Belgian. He departs after seven hugely successful years at Stamford Bridge, winning the Premier League twice, one FA Cup and two Europa League titles, and is expected to earn £400,000 a week at the Bernabéu.

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