Chelsea star tells Real Madrid to bid for him as exit talk grows

Date published: Monday 18th June 2018 2:56

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Eden Hazard has told Real Madrid to make a bid for him, as speculation around his future at Chelsea intensifies.

The Belgium ace was quizzed on his future by French outlet L’Equipe, and stated that his interest in playing for the Champions League winners was no secret.

Hazard said: “I do not want to talk about transfer right now. I have been asked so many times about that. I am focused on the World Cup.

“But as I said before, I won everything in London except the Champions League. If I’m here in my career, it’s thanks to Chelsea.

“It would be too easy to say: I want to leave because I have done everything. It is for that before everything that I would really like to know what will happen at the club next year.

“I am waiting to see if the coach stays or leaves.”

Hazard called on his current club to strengthen their squad ahead of the new Premier League season if they plan to keep hold of him.

“If I stay, it will be because the team will be better than the season we have just had. I do not want to stay if we are less good.

“Real Madrid can interest me, everyone knows it.

“But if tomorrow this club does not want me, we will not talk about it anymore.

“If they want to buy me, they know what to do.

“Go there for the sake of it… no. It takes a project. I still have a project in Chelsea. If I have a good World Cup, things will be easier.”

Hazard has two years remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge. He will play for Belgium today in their World Cup opener against Panama.

Recent reports suggested Real Madrid were no longer interested in Hazard, but the player is clearly open to a move should Julen Lopetegui change his mind.

Chelsea failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League after finishing 5th in the Premier League.


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