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Chelsea due healthy windfall thanks to Real Madrid Champions League triumph

Chelsea are due a healthy cash windfall thanks to Real Madrid's Champions League triumph last night.

The Blues sold Eden Hazard to Real back in 2019 but the deal is still earning them valuable transfer funds thanks to a variety of clauses which were added in.

Hazard did not even get onto the pitch at the Stade de France – and yet Real's 14th European title following a 1-0 win meant a great deal to his former club. The Belgian attacker was sold for an initial fee of £89million (€100m) back in June 2019, but the deal was structured in a way that meant the transfer fee could exceed £150m, according to BBC Sport.

That is because Chelsea inserted performance-based add-ons in the agreement, which meant Hazard's success in Madrid would benefit them. And while the 31-year-old has largely endured a frustrating time in the Spanish capital due to injuries and a lack of form, the team's overall success has brought in the cash for his former club.

Chelsea earned a reported £20m when Hazard's side won La Liga in 2020 and his maiden Champions League medal has seen them scoop another hefty lump sum. Hazard has scored just six goals in 66 appearances for Real over the past three seasons – and yet he is continuing to cost them a whole heap of money.

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