QUOTES from Eden Hazard saying he’s decided his future at Chelsea have been circulating today – but all is not as it seems.
Hazard’s comments appeared to imply he’ll be heading out of Stamford Bridge this summer, with Real Madrid keen on his signature.
“I know what I am going to do. I have made a decision,” the Belgian told RMC Sport.
But it’s now emerged the quotes were from several months ago – and Hazard has since sounded less and less sure about his future.
ESPN reporter Liam Twomey tweeted: “My understanding is the RMC interview with Hazard was done at least two months ago. He’s sounded less certain of his future in more recent comments.
“None of this means he hasn’t decided, of course. It’s not just defenders that Hazard likes to keep guessing… #cfc”
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri recently revealed he is not expecting a decision from Hazard over whether to extend his contract or seek a move away until the summer.
Sarri said: “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.”
Hazard, who joined the Blues from Lille in 2012, has scored 15 goals so far this season.
He’ll next be in action on Sunday when Chelsea travel to Manchester City.
The Blues could find themselves out of the Champions League spots by then.
Chelsea are fourth in the table but Manchester United are just two points behind.
United travel to Fulham in Saturday’s early kick-off and could leapfrog Sarri’s side.
Arsenal could also overtake the Gunners if they thrash Huddersfield.
The Gunners travel to the John Smith’s Stadium three points behind Chelsea but with an inferior goal difference of seven.