Hazard dismisses PSG talk; pledges future to Chelsea

Date published: Sunday 5th June 2016 2:06

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Eden Hazard has committed his immediate future to Chelsea and dismissed talk of a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Hazard, 25, has been regularly linked with PSG and on the eve of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with the French side he stated it would be hard to turn down the advances of the Ligue 1 moneybags.

Real Madrid have also been mentioned as potential suitors of Hazard following a tough season with Chelsea, but the Belgium international has played down reports he could leave the fallen Premier League champions.

He also expressed a desire to leave “like a boss, like I did in Lille,” a reference to him scoring a hat-trick in his final game for the Ligue 1 side, scoring 20 goals in 38 league games and becoming only the second player in Ligue 1 history to retain the Player of the Year award.

Speaking to Telefoot, he said: “I have a contract until 2020. I don’t want to finish like this. If I have to leave, I must do it like a boss! Like I did in Lille. PSG are not among my projects right now.”

Hazard, who only scored six times last campaign, but who looked somewhere near his old self at the end of the season is looking forward to getting back to his best next season.

“Everything was complicated, it was difficult. Honestly, for five or six years I’d always been at my best and this was the first season where it was more difficult. But everyone knows that in a career there are highs and lows.

“For the time being, touch wood, I’ve only experienced the highs – except for this season, when it wasn’t quite as good. But it was meant to happen this season. I hope it doesn’t happen again next season,” added Hazard.

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