Eden Hazard is expected to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer after helping the Blues beat Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final on Wednesday.
According to former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon, Hazard’s move to Real Madrid is a matter of money. Calderon believes Chelsea will try to squeeze as much money as possible from Real Madrid for the transfer of Hazard.
Chelsea reportedly want more than £100 million for Hazard despite the Belgian having just one year left in his contract.
“It seems Hazard is coming and that is really good news for Real Madrid,” Calderon told Sky Sports News.
“I think now it is a matter of money. The player has said clearly that he wants to leave and he wants a new challenge.
“It is not fair to keep a player who has been there for seven years and who has one year left on his contract.
“Of course Chelsea are not easy negotiators. I know that quite well because in 2007 I had a long negotiation with Peter Kenyon at the time and Roman Abramovich about Arjen Robben.
“He was not playing for Chelsea but despite that they said the price was £35m. At that time it was a lot of money. I tried to reduce it many times and we waited until the last minute but finally we paid it.
“I am sure that in this case they will be the same, they will be trying to get as much money as they can.”