Chelsea Hazard signing part of Abramovich’s rebuilding process

The signing of Eden Hazard by Chelsea is just the first move in what is expected to be a busy summer at Stamford Bridge, as Roman Abramovich looks to reshape the Champions League winners, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Hazard announced on Twitter on Monday evening he was joining Chelsea – cryptically describing them only as the “Champions League winners” – and the Telegraph adds that Abramovich, working with director of football Michael Emenalo, is overseeing Chelsea’s current flurry of transfer activity. The club is without a permanent manager and the contract of the interim boss, Roberto di Matteo, ends in a month’s time, with the Italian currently on holiday and not involved in the Hazard negotiations.

The newspaper puts the total sum paid for Hazard – including a £170,000 per week, five-year contract worth £4.6m a year after tax – at £78m, of which only £35.3m goes to Hazard’s now-former club Lille.

Check out the Euro 2012 odds and get some tips on the European Championships betting.

Related posts

Leave a Comment