EDEN HAZARD has told Barcelona he will join them from Chelsea this summer and snub Real Madrid in the process.
The Catalan club are looking for a replacement for Neymar after he joined Paris St-Germain in a massive £200m deal.
Spanish outlet Don Balon sensationally claim Hazard will betray Real as he is tired of waiting for them to make their moves.
And they go on to say the 26-year-old has not hesitated in telling Barca he is ready to play for them.
The Chelsea ace is said to see this as the idea opportunity to move to La Liga and make an impact in Spain.
Hazard was instrumental in helping the Blues to a Premier League title and FA Cup final last season.
The forward netted 17 goals and provided seven assists in all competitions for Antonio Conte’s side.
With Kylian Mbappe moving ahead of Hazard on Real’s list of transfer priorities the Belgian has made a swift and bold decision, according to Don Balon.
Chelsea’s asking price will no longer be a problem for Barca with the £200m sale of Neymar.
As well as Hazard, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and PSG winger Angel di Maria have been linked with the job of being the Brazilian’s replacement.
Barca will be looking to gain ground on rivals Real this season after losing out to them in La Liga last time out.