Chelsea grant Hazard permission to join Real Madrid

Chelsea will not block Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid, the UK Daily Mail reports.

The Blues are ready to let him join the Spanish giants even if they are handed a transfer ban, provided Real pay their asking price.

Hazard only has one year left on his current contract with the west London club and has been heavily linked with a move to La Liga, with Zinedine Zidane having made him the club’s top target.

But there had been suggestions that Chelsea would hang on to Hazard for one more year, if their appeal against a two-window transfer ban was rejected.

However, it is understood that they will permit Hazard to join Real regardless as not getting a fee for the 28-year-old would have big repercussions for their Financial Fair Play figures.

The Blues want at least £87million for Hazard and will look to reinvest those funds into the squad once they are able to sign players again.