Hazard confirms agreement with Borussia Dortmund
Thorgan Hazard-younger brother to Chelsea star Eden-has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund; the move subject to Borussia Monchengladbach accepting a transfer bid.
The 26-year-old Belgium international has long been linked with a move to Signal Iduna Park and now appears close to finalizing a switch.
When asked if Dortmund are his prospective new team, he told VTM Nieuws: "Yes, that's the club. I have already spoken to that club. It's up to the clubs to come to an agreement. I now leave everything to my father [his agent] and the clubs.
"I've already said I would like to take a new step in my career. I want to discover something new. We now have to wait for an agreement between the clubs. That takes time. That's how it goes with negotiations."
Thorgan has scored 30 Bundesliga goals in 144 appearances since joining Gladbach on loan in 2014 before making the move permanent the following year.
Various German outlets, including kicker magazine and Bild newspaper, reported in April that Hazard was on the brink of a move to Dortmund after five years at Gladbach.
His current contract expires at the end of next season, meaning Gladbach risk losing him on a free transfer if they do not sell him this year.
Gladbach sporting director Max Eber has previously ruled out allowing Hazard to leave for no fee.