Eden Hazard clarifies his future at Chelsea amid Real Madrid transfer links

Eden Hazard insists he is happy at Chelsea despite reiterating his ‘admiration’ for La Liga giants Real Madrid.

The Belgium international, who has been named in the Premier League PFA Team of the Year on four separate occasions, has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Spanish capital.

Hazard has openly admitted the prospect of working at Real, under Zinedine Zidane, would be tempting but says his focus right now is on Chelsea.

‘I am always very fine at this club. I still have two years of my contract [left],’ Hazard told Canal+ when asked about his future.

‘When I feel the desire to leave, I’ll leave. But, for now, I’m a Blue.

‘We know the admiration that I have for Real, but I’m at Chelsea. Every year, things were said about me but I stayed.

‘In Lille, I was announced in Paris, but I stayed. And in Chelsea, people always said that I’m leaving, but I’m still here.’

Hazard, 26, missed the start of the 2017-18 campaign after undergoing surgery over the summer but has shown signs that he is getting back to his best in recent weeks.

He scored braces for both Chelsea and Belgium before the international break and has three goals in the last two games against West Brom and Qarabag.

Hazard started through the middle in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Qarabag and scored the opener from the spot before setting-up Willian with a superb back-heel.

‘When Chelsea play well Eden Hazard plays well, it’s been a constant over the last few years and he creates so much,’ ex-Chelsea and England midfielder Lampard told BT Sport.

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