Real target Hazard ‘only thinking’ of Chelsea, claims father

Date published: Friday 8th January 2016 12:23

Eden Hazard: Real Madrid target

Eden Hazard’s father claims his son is only focused on helping Chelsea salvage their season despite reported interest from Real Madrid.

Following the appointment of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid this week it is widely expected that the La Liga giants will step up their pursuit of the Belgian playmaker. French boss Zidane is a long-time admirer of Hazard and he could well try and tempt the Belgian to the Bernabeu in the summer.

The 25-year-old has been the shadow of the man that won the Player of the Year last season and has yet to score for the Blues this season in 27 games in all competitions. Hazard has though scored in all four games for Belgium this term and it is understood he could be receptive to a new challenge away from Stamford Bridge.

But not according to his father, Thierry Hazard, who told The Times: “Eden is at Chelsea and thinks only of Chelsea.

“Even with Chelsea, he has ambitions yet. Win a title might be hard, but the top three is still possible.”

Hazard, who was on Friday bizarrely linked with Manchester United by the Daily Star, is currently out injured with a groin issue, which is set to keep him out of Guus Hiddink’s team to face Scunthorpe in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

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