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Eden Hazard won the Europa League trophy with Chelsea last season and announced his desire to leave the club.
Two months later, in July, the Belgium international completed his move to Real Madrid.
The Spanish side did not disclose a transfer fee for the player, although reports suggested up to £100million had changed hands.
However, Hazard’s registration evidently was not completed in time for Chelsea’s financial accounts.
Chelsea declared losses of £102million last season, and one of the main reasons for that was a severe drop-off in profits from player sales.
Hazard’s profit, which will now be included in the club’s 2019/20 accounts, would likely have covered the vast majority, if not all, of Chelsea’s losses last season. Logic dictates the sale was processed on July 1.
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