Eden Hazard has joined Real Madrid for £90million which could reach £120million depending on achievements at the Spanish club.
The deal, which was in the making for the best part of a year was confirmed by Chelsea tonight.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay, we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid.
"The memories he leaves us with will not fade. He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that we thank Eden enormously. He has been a model professional throughout his time at the club, a wonderful individual to have around and a joy to work with. We look forward to welcoming him back to Stamford Bridge in the future.’Chelsea Football Club wishes Eden well as we say a fond goodbye."
Hazard is currently with the Belgian squad and will be unveiled at the Madrid club on July 13.