Belfast Telegraph

Hazard - I'm going to Chelsea

Eden Hazard has finally ended speculation about his future by announcing he has decided to join Chelsea next season.

The 21-year-old Lille playmaker, who had long been linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League, revealed he had chosen the newly-crowned European champions on his official Twitter account.

He wrote: "I'm signing for the champions league winner."

Hazard earlier continued to keep fans of several clubs in suspense by posting he had "made up his mind" who he was going to join but declined to name the team in question.

There was no official confirmation on Monday evening from either Chelsea or Lille that a deal had been reached over the signing of Hazard, who has been rated at £32million.

But reports in France suggest the Belgium star has agreed a five-year contract worth as much as £100,000 a week after tax.

Reacting to the development, a Chelsea spokesman said: "As with all transfers, when we have something to announce, we will announce it in the usual way."


From Belfast Telegraph