fresh terms that will extend his contract to at
least 2019 and make him the highest-paid player
in the club's history
Sep 15, 2014 13:12:00
By Wayne Veysey | UK
Eden Hazard is close to
agreeing a new contract that
will make him the best-paid
player in Chelsea's history,
Goal has learned that Hazard has been offered a
deal worth just over €250,000-a-week plus
The new deal would make him the highest paid
player in the club's history, above current top
earner Cesc Fabregas, whose total package is
believed to be worth €250,000-a-week.
Jose Mourinho sanctioned the improved deal after
having a heart-to-heart with the 23-year-old at the
end of last season.
Mourinho had been concerned about Hazard's
willingness to work for the benefit of the team,
particularly in light of comments from the player in
which he criticised the team's reliance on his own
Goal understands that firm words were proffered
from the manager but Mourinho was satisfied with
Hazard's attitude and moved to ease fears the fan
favourite could be tempted into a big-money
Hazard, whose current deal expires in 2017,
subsequently opened contract talks with Chelsea in
June after being persistently linked with a move to
Speaking at the time, Hazard said: "I am staying at
Chelsea 100 per cent. Of course in football you
never know but I am under contract with Chelsea
and want to stay there. It is only the beginning of
talks right now so we have time."
The new deal for the No.10, who has started all four
of Chelsea's matches this season, is expected to be
tied up in the coming weeks.
Chelsea confirmed last week that Thibaut Courtois
had also agreed a new five-year contract.