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Eden Hazard confirms it’s goodbye after inspiring Chelsea to Europa League triumph

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Eden Hazard admits that he has probably played his final game for Chelsea after leading the club to Europa League glory.

The Belgian, who looks set to join Real Madrid soon, struck twice in the 4-1 victory over Arsenal in Baku.

And after the game, he finally confirmed what Chelsea fans had been dreading.

“I think it’s a goodbye,” he told BT Sport. “But in football you never know.

“My dream was to play in the Premier League. I think it’s time for a new challenge.

I’ve made my decision. Now it depends on the clubs. Both clubs.

“You will know in the next few days.”

Hazard score two goals and delivered one assist in the Final against Arsenal. His contract with Chelsea expires in 2020 and it’s now clear that he won’t sign an extension, so the London-based club will be forced to sell him unless they want to see him leaving as a free agent in just 12 months.

Real Madrid are expected to spend €100 million on his signing, although they could somehow try to make it cheaper by finding a way to include midfielder Mateo Kovacic in the deal.

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