Lunchtime Report: May 29

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Lille and Belgium forward Eden Hazard has finally announced he will join Chelsea this summer, choosing the 'Champions League winner' over Manchester United and Manchester City.

The transfer could cost Chelsea up to £78m altogether - with a £35m transfer fee, Hazard's wage demands totalling £4.6m a year, and a huge £6m agent fee.

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has backed the Red Devils to emerge stronger than ever after losing the title race to rivals Manchester City.

Elsewhere, Swansea have dismissed speculation Brendan Rodgers will begin talks with Liverpool as the Anfield club's managerial search continues to drag on.


In today's transfer news, Manchester United are ready to make a £3m bid for young Crewe attacking midfielder Nick Powell. (Daily Star)

Swansea have been linked with a loan move for Giovanni Dos Santos, who has struggled to break into the first team at White Hart Lane. (BBC Sport)

And finally, Didier Drogba could be set for a move to Real Madrid with the former Chelsea striker reconsidering his proposed move to China. (Daily Mail)

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