Eden Hazard remains on course for Real switch

Eden Hazard has once again refused to rule out a summer switch to Real Madrid, as he remains confident he will be heading to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Publicly Hazard remains open about his future, but he has little desire to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge – meaning Chelsea will be left with little option but to sell him.

Hazard saw close friend and compatriot Thibaut Courtois force through a move in similar fashion last summer, and whilst he does not want to go down the same route – he will do it if required.

Asked by France Football if a move to Real would please him, Hazard said: Why not? You know it very well. You’re asking the question, but you know what the answer will be so you don’t have to ask it.”

“I’ve won everything in England, apart from the Community Shield, but that doesn’t mean I’m leaving. I’ve always said that I wanted to explore something different after England but there are also things that might make me stay.

“After the World Cup, I wanted to leave, but in the end I stayed at Chelsea and I’m playing one of the best seasons so far.”

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits that he does not know what the future holds for Hazard.

“He’s not decided yet if he wants to stay here or if he wants a new experience in another club. I don’t know exactly the situation, but I think Eden at the moment doesn’t know the final choice,” he said.

After Hazard spoke with France Football, where he also questioned how he was being used – Sarri insisted he expects more fro the Belgian.

“Sometimes. I prefer him when he speaks with his feet. I think he said that coaches told him that he needs to do more. I think that he has to do more, because the potential is higher than the performances, I think,” he said.

“He has to respect, first of all, himself. He has to do more.”

Bookmakers do not see a move this month with Real Madrid 15/2 to land him, but they are 4/7 to sign him this month.

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