Chelsea hand Eden Hazard new deal to ward off Real Madrid interest

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Eden Hazard is about to double his wage packet at Chelsea to an incredible £200,000-per-week after agreeing terms on a new contract according to the Telegraph.

The Belgian has been a hit at Stamford Bridge since joining from Lille in 2012, scoring 29 league goals in 73 appearances over three seasons. 


Hazard enjoyed his finest season to date with Chelsea last time round, but there were some suggestions that he could be unhappy after falling out with boss Jose Mourinho following the Blues' exit from the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid last season.

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However it appears as though the pair have buried the hatchet, and having insisted over the summer that he was committed to Chelsea, Hazard looks like being true to his word and signing a new long-term contract over five years which will make him the club's highest paid player. 


Interestingly, Hazard still has three years left on his current contract that is worth £100,000-per-week yet Chelsea still opted to negotiate this summer. Petr Cech for example has two years left on his contract and still hasn't started talks, and the Telegraph say there is a good reason as to why Hazard has been tied down to a new contract already.

The paper say that interest in Hazard from the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain was growing, and the best way for Chelsea to silence the rumours was to offer Hazard a new deal with improved terms. The cost of the new deal over five years to Chelsea is around £52 million, making the act of keeping him away from Madrid or PSG a costly exercise.


Real Madrid were reportedly looking at Hazard as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo should he leave the club in the next year or so. Manchester United are keen on landing their former player and Madrid President Florentino Perez quick to identify Hazard as a viable alternative.

PSG have been linked with Hazard for some time and rumours were rife over the summer that they could make a big money move. However Financial Fair Play restrictions have curbed their spending power, and so a big-money deal for the Chelsea ace is now unlikely.


Hazard's contract comes just days after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois agreed a new long-term deal at Stamford Bridge, and it would appear as though Chelsea are moving to secure their best players and build for the future.

Mourinho bought well over the summer and has shaped the team he wants, with Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa arriving from Spain. Things are going well in west London so far and they've won their first four Premier League fixtures. Chelsea begin their Champions League campaign against Schalke tomorrow.

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