CHELSEA will be hoping Real Madrid can topple Liverpool in the Champions League final and net themselves a tidy windfall.
The Spanish giants produced a stunning late rally with two goals in additional time against Manchester City to send last night’s semi-final to extra-time.
And with Pep Guardiola’s men on the ropes, Karim Benzema’s penalty sealed a 6-5 aggregate win in extra-time to leave City heartbroken.
Now Madrid have another date with destiny as they chase a 14th Champions League crown when they face Liverpool in Paris on May 28.
However, they won’t be the only ones celebrating if they overcome Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
Chelsea will be laughing too thanks to a clause in Eden Hazard’s transfer deal from back in 2019.
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The Blues accepted an £88.5million offer from Los Blancos for the winger – with the deal having significant extra payments that could take the full price to a massive £130MILLION.
And one of those included an extra cash windfall should Madrid taste Champions League success while Hazard is at the club.
Chelsea have already benefited in the past, scooping nearly £20m in 2020 as Madrid claimed the LaLiga title and qualified for the Champions League.
Whether or not the 31-year-old, who has been one of the biggest flops in Madrid’s history, is fit enough for the showpiece or not remains to be seen.
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He last played on February 19 and has since undergone ankle surgery.
However, he has played three times in the competition this term and would therefore get one of the 40 medals the victors receive should his team go all the way.
That would guarantee Chelsea some extra dosh in the bank – although the exact amount remains unknown.
Despite the sanctions currently placed on the club by the UK Government, the potential sale of Chelsea by Roman Abramovich should be completed by the summer.
And that means that by the time the funds are due to be transferred, they should be able to go straight to the Blues’ bank.
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