L'Equipe: Real Madrid's date to announce Eden Hazard signing

Has Roman Abramovich found his replacement for Eden Hazard

Has Roman Abramovich found his replacement for Eden Hazard

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 28, says he has told the club about his decision to leave for Real Madrid.

"I have made my decision, that's it".

But according to former Chelsea man Cascarino, Ruben Loftus-Cheek will have to step up for the upcoming season and fill the void left behind by Eden Hazard.

He further added that both Real Madrid and Chelsea were in talks over the superstar for the past several weeks. I'm still waiting like you are waiting and like the fans are waiting.

The Blues are guaranteed to be playing Champions League football next season, regardless of the result in the Europa League final against Arsenal at the end of the month.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has urged the club to utilise their young players if Eden Hazard decides to leave Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian star's potential move to the Spanish giants has been one of the worst kept secrets for some time, with the player making it clear he wanted a switch to LaLiga.

Sarri is yet to speak to Chelsea's hierarchy regarding transfer targets for the summer, given the Blues still have the Europa League final to play on May 29 as well as the potential for them not being able to make any new additions to their squad until 2020.

Hazard explained after Chelsea's final game of the Premier League season, a 0-0 draw with Leicester City, that his mind was already made up about his future.

Sarri admits his side will work to try and "recover" the gap, though says it will prove hard to reach the levels of the Premier League's top two. "No, I don't think so".

The Belgian scored 16 goals in 37 games in the just concluded Premier League season and bagged more assists than any other player in the league (15).

It's understandable that there might be some intention from him to have a different experience at a different club and in a different league after many years at Chelsea.

The Belgium worldwide has spent the last seven years of his career in west London, establishing himself as one of Europe's finest players since his £32 million ($42m) move from Lille.

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