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European Football expert Julien Laurens feels that Chelsea star Eden Hazard will move to Real Madrid. Eden Hazard’s future has been one of the hottest topics in European football for nearly a year now.

The Belgian has often said that he is torn between committing his long-term future to Chelsea and going to Real Madrid. Yesterday, Hazard said that he has already made a decision on his future and has discussed with Chelsea.

Julien Laurens feels that Hazard will soon leave for the Spanish capital. Laurens said, “[Chelsea are] not trying to budge [from their £100million valuation] because they also know Eden Hazard is out of contract in a year’s time.

You can’t ask for too much money when a player will be potentially available for free in the next 12 months. So it will be a bit of a poker game between Real Madrid and Chelsea.

Real Madrid feel in a strong position to try to lower the price down. Chelsea in a way feel they are in a strong position because they know that Hazard and Real Madrid already have an agreement, that Hazard is desperate to join Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.

So they feel they are in some position because they can almost put their price and Real Madrid will have to pay it, so it’s going to be interesting. I don’t think the saga will last very long though, I think the two clubs will find an agreement very quickly.

Hazard and his wife, Natacha, are already looking at houses in Madrid and what school they’re putting their three children into, the international school probably, and living not too far from Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema. So everything is pretty much all in place, it’s just about the transfer fee and the bonuses and the structure of the deal.

Chelsea want as much money as possible for someone who is free in 12 months. And Real Madrid want to pay as less as possible for someone who is free in 12 months.”

If the Europa League Final against Arsenal at Baku is to be Hazard’s last match at Chelsea, the Belgian will hope to end his Chelsea career with a second Europa League title.

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