Chelsea winger and 2014 Belgium Player of the Year winner Thorgan Hazard has joined Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan.
Thorgan, 21, has spent the last two seasons on loan at Belgian side Zulte Waregem.
He is the younger brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who is currently in Brazil with the Belgium national team, as they prepare to take on Argentina on Saturday in the quarter-finals.
Thorgan was also close to breaking into Marc Wilmort’s squad ahead of the World Cup but lost out narrowly to Manchester United burgeoning winger Adnan Januzaj.
Meanwhile, Schalke, Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach are all understood to have held discussions with Chelsea and the final decision is expected to be made by Thorgan next week.
Monchengladbach believe that they will secure his signature, with sporting director Max Eberl saying: “We were always going to make an attacking signing, no matter what the situation is with Luuk de Jong and Peniel Mlapa, and this will be Thorgan Hazard.
“We have exchanged contracts with Chelsea and we have agreed with Thorgan, we have all agreed and now
just need to sign the contracts.”