‘We’ll see what happens in a year or two’

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The Belgian has two years left on his current Chelsea deal remaining

Eden Hazard has said he is happy at Chelsea “for the moment” amid speculation Real Madrid want him.

The Belgian is starting his seventh season with the Blues, whom he moved to from Lille in June 2012 but he has been linked with a Stamford Bridge exit all summer.

Hazard was a second-half substitute in Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Arsenal this weekend

However, speaking to RMC Sport, Hazard ruled out any last-minute departure from the Premier League side.

“For the moment, I am happy,” he said.

“I have two more years of contract and we will see what will happen.

“Leave this year? I will not leave. I’m fine here, we’ll see what happens in a year or two.”

Hazard has two years to run on the five-year contract he signed in February 2015 and has been pondering an extension.

Hazard won the FA Cup last season – scoring the winning goal in the final against Manchester United

Hazard won the FA Cup last season – scoring the winning goal in the final against Manchester United

Prior to May’s FA Cup final, with Chelsea’s absence from this season’s Champions League confirmed by their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League, Hazard said the delay was because he was “waiting for good players”.

He went on to win a first FA Cup, adding to two Premier League titles, one League Cup and one Europa League title.

Then, after helping Belgium to third place at the World Cup with victory over England, Hazard added to the speculation by hinting of his desire to leave Stamford Bridge.

He said then: “After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different. You all know my preferred destination.”


After playing a starring substitute role in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Arsenal, Hazard admitted Chelsea would not let him leave, despite the Spanish transfer window remaining open until the end of this month.

The closure of the English transfer window on August 9 means Chelsea now cannot sign any players until January.

Hazard added: “Everybody knows what I said after the World Cup. But I’m happy here. I do not want to talk about it yet.

“A lot of things have been said, nonsense and everything.

“The transfer window in England is over. Clubs cannot sign players. It would be a little odd if they (Chelsea) sell me now while they can’t recruit a replacement.

“We could still see (on Saturday) that the fans love me.”

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