5 Jun 2012

Chelsea complete signing of Hazard

11:42 am on 5 June 2012

European football champions Chelsea have completed the signing of highly-rated Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard from French club Lille.

Hazard's move to Stamford Bridge had been expected since last week when he tweeted that he would be joining the Champions League winners and the transfer has now been finalised after the 21-year-old passed a medical.

The Blues have beaten Premier League rivals Manchester City and Manchester United for the signature of a player regarded as one of Europe's brightest young stars.

Reports suggest Chelsea have paid more than $60 million to sign Hazard, which would make him the second most expensive player in Chelsea's history behind $100 million striker Fernando Torres.