Hazard rejected Real Madrid!?


Eden Hazard will not entertain thoughts of a transfer to Real Madrid this summer after hitting his best form for Chelsea once again.

The Champions League holders have been eyeing the Belgian for a number of seasons with the hope of bringing him to the Bernabeu and thought Zinedine Zidane as manager, who Hazard grew up idolising, would be enough to persuade him to join.

Hazard still has more than three years left on his current Stamford Bridge contract but Madrid are desperate to add another marquee player to their side after a Fifa ban prevented them from signing players in January.

The La Liga giants were given hope earlier in the season when Hazard admitted he would only ever consider a move away from the Blues on the back of winning another Premier League title – which they are on course to seal before May.


He said: “If I ever leave, it’ll be after winning a championship. You need to go out on a high so that people remember you for the right reasons.”

Chelsea are 10 points clear at the summit and know that 24 points from their final 11 league games will see them lift a fifth Premier League title.

However, according to the Evening Standard, even if Chelsea do lift the title, Hazard will not consider a move away from the club as his family are settled in London.

He is also keen to carry on playing under Antonio Conte, having thrived in his more attacking role in the 3-4-3 formation which allows him to roam freely.