Chelsea star Eden Hazard is ready to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge to make him the highest paid player in the club’s history, according to reports in Italy.
The Belgian was keen on leaving Chelsea in the summer and made it clear that he wanted to join La Liga giants Real Madrid following his performances for Belgium at the World Cup.
The 28-year-old admitted recently that he ‘dreams’ of moving to the Bernabeu but wouldn’t follow the lead of Thibaut Courtois in forcing an exit from the Blues.
Hazard has made a blistering start to the Premier League season and speculation that has intensified that he could be heading to Spain.
However, Chelsea’s record-breaking offer to Hazard has remained on the table throughout and Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Belgian is ready to sign it.
The club have offered him a salary of around £300,000-a-week and the report claims Hazard is minded to accept in the coming weeks.
The news would be a huge blow to Real Madrid, who had planned on signing Hazard next summer as he entered the final year of his deal in west London.
However, should Hazard sign fresh terms it’s testament to the Belgian’s opinion on Maurizio Sarri.
The Italian has transformed Chelsea’s style of play since his appointment last summer and has given Hazard far more freedom in the final third.