As reported by AS earlier this week, Real Madrid were planning to wrap up an agreement with Chelsea on Thursday and were confident they would be in a position to present Hazard at the Bernabéu on Monday.
In fact, in the Premier League, the Belgian winger directly contributed to half of the goals that Chelsea scored, which should only fill Real Madrid fans with confidence surrounding his move.
He has already ruled out playing for another Premier League team out of respect for the Blues, so where would his next destination be in Europe?
The Brazil global and former Liverpool player is seen as the man to fill Hazard's boots and is the Blues' number one target, the paper adds.
"These two clubs changed my life", Giroud said.
"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".
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All-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis follow at number five and six, with wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey at seven. Before his dismissal, Gayle had used DRS to survive twice off back-to-back deliveries in Starc' previous over.
Football's worst-kept secret - that both Real and Hazard are eager to join forces - seems closer than ever to coming to fruition.
A number of newspapers report the Blues head coach storming off towards the end of Chelsea's training session on the eve of the final in Baku. I think he's that good. That's why the fans love him because he didn't play with the club, he didn't move for another contract.
"Hazard is a great player".
"I think, if he goes, I just wish him all the best. But I have a contract, so at the moment, we are talking about nothing".
Asked who can replace Hazard, David Luiz said that only Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo can fill Hazard's boots, but also named 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi.