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(Football) Eden Hazard says bye bye to Chelsea fans as Real Madrid plans to ‘officially announce £86m

Heartbreak for Chelsea fans as Real Madrid plans to It has been confirmed that Premiership club, Chelsea is about to lose their best star, Eden Hazard, who will be officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player after the club’s Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29.

According to reports in France, Real Madrid have finalized a €100million (£86m) deal for the forward.

Now L’Equipe reports that an agreement for the 28-year-old was done weeks ago, but will only be made public once the Blues’ season officially ends.

Hazard also fuelled speculation suggesting he would link up with Real manager Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu by refusing to commit his future to Chelsea.

After Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at Leicester City on Sunday, Hazard revealed he had informed the club of his desire to leave for Real this summer.

He said: ‘I have made my decision but it is not just about me. I told the club a couple of weeks ago. I wanted it to be cleared up earlier but that’s not happened. I’m still waiting, like the fans are waiting.’

Hazard who was Chelsea’s best player of the season, scored 16 goals in 37 Premier League appearances and also provided 15 assists last season.

Chelsea defeat Tottenham to reach Carabaro Cup Final

David Luiz after scoring the winning penalty for Chelsea.

Last night was celebration galore in England as Chelsea are through to the finals of the Carabao Cup after they beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 on penalties following an enthralling 90 minutes encounter which saw the tie end 2-2 on aggregate.

The Blues will face Manchester City who beat Burton Albion 10-0 on aggregate in the other semi-finals in the finals on February 24th.

Trailing 1-0 from the semi-final first leg at Wembley a fortnight ago, Chelsea drew level on aggregate when the unmarked N’Golo Kante drilled in a first-time shot from 20 yards through three pairs of legs after a corner.

Eden Hazard, shot Chelsea into a 2-1 aggregate lead with an arrowed finish after being picked out by captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Tottenham failed to produce a shot on target in the first half but forced the tie into penalties when Fernando Llorente converted Danny Rose’s cross.

After regulation time Chelsea scored all four of their spot kicks – Willian, Azpilicueta, Jorginho and David Luiz all keeping their composure.

In contrast, Tottenham missed two of their four kicks – Eric Dier, a World Cup penalty shootout hero for England in Russia, firing over the bar before Lucas Moura kick was saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Prior to the shootout,Chelsea had lost four of their past five penalty shootouts in the tournament.

Manchester United manager Mourinho involves in accident

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been reportedly involved in an accident on Saturday.

He slipped over a concrete and fell at the Wembley before England’s Nations League defeat to Spain. The Portuguese coach was strolling into the famous stadium to take his position for the match when the incident happened. The 55-year-old dropped to the ground and had a sheepish look on his face as he clambered back up in front of the stunned crowd.

Football supporters reacted on social media with one comparing Mourinho to former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Remembering the time Wenger slipped over at an airport, they wrote: “He’s looking more like Wenger every day.” Another said: “The second picture looks like he’s about to start break dancing.” One tweeted: “Is he taking a dive like LVG?” However, at least the Red Devils’ boss can take comfort from Luke Shaw who has been given the all-clear after a head injury scare during the match. 

Trending photo: Cristiano Ronaldo, Georgina Rodriguez share photo of their love cruise as they relax on a yacht

Loved-up photo of Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez  as they relax on a yacht?

World Footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner, Georgina Rodriguez shared this loved-up photo of herself with the football star relaxing on a yatch and wrote: ‘How nice to feel a warm hug when you’re cold#TeAmo @cristiano’

Ronaldo accepts €100m to join Juventus

Image result for cristiano ronaldoReal Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has accepted a contract of €30m per season to join Italian champions Juventus, according to a reports on Diario AS.

Ronaldo who scored four goals for Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia before their exit wants to leave the club after a fractured relationship with Real Madrid’s President Florentino Perez and the club’s pursuit of Paris Saint Germain’s Neymar.

Madrid-based Diario AS reported the Portuguese star has agreed personal terms with the Bianconeri and it is believed that the European champions will request at least €100m for the player.

No deal has yet been struck but the remarkable deal appear to have taken a step closer to fruition.

Meanwhile, the prospect of Ronaldo joining up with the Turin giants has been talked up by potential team-mate Blaise Matuidi , who said: “It would be great to have one of the best players in the world with Juventus in the same club that I am.”

Gist: Pop Star, Dua Lipa , Marco Asensio of Real Madrid are dating

Dua Lipa, the singer who performed during Champions League, rumored to be dating Real Madrid starFujiipop reports have it that pop star Dua Lipa is rumored to be dating Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.

CNN Turk, the Turkish affiliate of the cable news channel CNN, claimed Dua Lipa and Asensio got together after the singer-songwriter performed at the Champions League final.

Spanish publication El Periodico also suggested a romance was on the cards for the pair after the singer impressed the crowd in Kiev as she performed her songs as part of the final’s opening ceremony. El Periodico claim Dua met up with Asensio at a hotel in Kiev.

Football: Liverpool to up set Real Madrid in Kiev

Image result for Real MadridIt will be tough . The final game between English Premier League giants Liverpool and current European champions Real Madrid as they seek to make history in the UEFA Champions League.

The final game of the European season today at the 70,000 capacity NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine, offers a chance for both clubs to get the biggest prize in continental football after both teams failed to clinch any domestic title. Real finished third in La Liga and Liverpool clinched qualification for next season’s competition on the last day of the EPL after finishing fourth.

Real last season won their 12th European title and made history as the first European club to win the Champions League back-to-back in consecutive seasons. In their 16th European final, they are seeking to further extend the history on Saturday by becoming the first team to hold the title for three consecutive seasons.

But Liverpool, whose last Champions League triumph came in 2005, have won the title five times. Making their eighth appearance in the final, they were losing finalist in 2007 – to AC Milan, who they defeated in 2005 to win their fifth title. They will however, be seeking to stop Real from achieving their piece of history.

It is the second time the two sides will be meeting in the final of the competition. The first meeting in the 1981 final at the Parc des Princes ended in a 1-0 win for the English side at the expense of their Spanish opponents as Liverpool lifted their third Champions League title.

En route to the final, Zinedine Zidane’s Real finished second in Group H behind Tottenham Hotspur. In the round of 16, they got a 5-2 aggregate win over French champions Paris Saint-Germain before edging Juventus 4-3 in the quarterfinals and beating Bayern Munich 4-3 in the semi-finals.

Until their 4-2 loss to Roma in the second leg of their semi-final tie, Liverpool were unbeaten in this season’s Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s men finished top of Group E before beating Porto 5-0 in the round of 16. They ousted EPL champions Manchester City Liverpool 5-1 on aggregate in the quarterfinal before sending Roma packing 7-6 on aggregate in the semi-final.

While Real rely on Champions League all-time goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Liverpool are counting on their Egyptian talisman Mohamed Salah, who has been phenomenal this season for the Reds – scoring 44 in all competitions so far.

A strong attacking Liverpool forward line made up of Salah, Roberto Firminho and Sadio Mane has been responsible for the most goals in this season’s competition. The trio has scored 29 goals among them.

But Real’s strength has come from their defence led by Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo’s 15 goals in the competition.

“We have seen what Salah can do this season but he will just be one of 11 players we face against Liverpool,” Ramos said.

“Throughout my career, I have faced the best forward players in the world – many of them who are considered among the greatest ever. For me, there is never a fear – A respect, yes, but never a fear.”

He added, “We know they’re very tough opponents. They are very fast going forward and can really hurt you on the break. Firmino and Salah are such quick and direct players who are very difficult to get hold of. So we’ll try to keep them under control and ensure they don’t have one of their inspired days, because they can certainly cause you damage.

“(Liverpool are) very good technically and are full of pace, but we’ll try to hurt them with our players who have similar attributes. We know we can also cause them problems on the counter. We’ll try to take advantage of that and we also know we are a threat from set pieces.”

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren also believes that the club’s defenders can deal with the threat posed by Ronaldo.

“He’s a fantastic player. He’s showed already over 12 to 15 seasons that every year he can score,” Lovren told CNN Sport.

“Even if he has a bad season he will score at least 30 goals. It will be quite difficult, of course, a big challenge. But I’ve been working so hard in my life to reach the final of the Champions League and I play week in, week out against the best Premier League strikers in England so I’m ready for that.

“We’ll defend like a team. In some moments I will be in situations one against one, but I also have my confidence like he has.”

He added, “Real Madrid are not without reason three times in the final in a row and we need to respect that. They have confidence, experience and they know how to play these finals. From our team, for every player it will be our first final, but we are healthy, we are young, and we are ready to fight.”

Klopp, who is seeking to end his run of loss in European finals, told BBC Sport, “It’s a game of football. Sure we have the chance to win. We are going to have to work hard for it because it is the final of the Champions League. But if anyone thinks it will be easy for either of the two sides then they are mistaken. It’s going to be a huge struggle for both teams. Brilliant! Bring it on!”.Image result for Real Madrid

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