Eden Hazard refuses to rule out Real Madrid move

Belgium international Eden Hazard has once more refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid, although he has not discarded the option of staying put with Chelsea. The attacker currently has just 18 months remaining on his contract with the west London club and so far, he has not shown any ambition of penning a renewal.

Owing to this, the 28-year-old has been regularly linked with a move to Real Madrid and when asked on the same, Hazard admitted that he harbours the ambition of succeeding with the European champions, he 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.”

However, the former Lille graduate added that does not mean that he would be pursuing a fresh challenge away from the Blues and he could yet pen a new long-term contract with the club, he further told: “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.”

Hazard is currently experiencing one of his best seasons with the Blues and he has contributed 10 goals and 10 assists in the Premier League. Despite this, the Blues remain far from competing for the English crown and this has come from the fact that the team have lacked the firepower upfront to succeed alongside the Belgian.

Chelsea are currently occupying the fourth position on the standings after 23 games but they, however, have a slender three-point advantage over Arsenal and Manchester United, who are fifth and sixth on the table respectively.