Speculation over the Belgian’s future still continues
Eden Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012 and is one of the club’s undisputed stars. He is considered one of the best players in the world after performing at the highest level over the past few seasons.
Despite Blue’s struggle last season, the Belgian International was a regular for them and managed to score 17 goals in all competitions. He was very influential against Manchester United in the final of the FA Cup as he scored the winner in the 1-0 win, helping the team to grab their 8th FA Cup title.
Though the Premier League giants finished 5th in the Premier League and missed out on the the Champions League Football for the upcoming season. It’s the second time the club have missed out on a top 4 place in the past 3 years.
The 27 year old has been one of the stand out players in this year’s World Cup, guiding Belgium to reach the semi-finals after beating Brazil 2-1. They will face France in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
He has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for a long time and with Cristiano Ronaldo also linked with a surprise summer exit, the Spanish giants could be soon in the market for his replacement.
The English side are keen to keep hold of their star this summer but no longer have the Champions League football to use as a bargaining tool. And the club currently have different priorities as they are trying to sort out their managerial situation.
Hazard has cast further doubts over his future by claiming that it would be a dream for him to play for Real Madrid.
“Does Real make me dream less without Zidane?” Hazard told beIN SPORTS.
“Zidane is someone special, it’s true, but I think Real is everyone’s dream.
“Zidane or no Zidane, the white jersey [of Madrid] is special but the blue jersey [of Chelsea] suits me well so it does not bother me if I stay.
“For now, it’s the World Cup. As I have said at least 100 times, I am at Chelsea and for the moment nobody has made me an offer.”