Chelsea is hoping to wade off interest from Real Madrid to keep Eden Hazard who admits he is glad about Zinedine Zidane’s long-term interest in him
Hazard is currently preparing for Chelsea’s match with West Brom on Monday
Eden Hazard has refused to deny a move to European giants Real Madrid despite admitting he is ‘happy’ at Chelsea.
Since joining from Lille in 2012, Hazard has become Chelsea’s main star and one of the Premier League’s best players, scoring 13 goals and creating nine assists in all competitions this season.
Inevitably, his spectacular form has led to him attracting interest from Madrid, with the struggling La Liga outfit lining up a big-money move for the 27-year-old this summer.
Speaking to Marca, Chelsea star Eden Hazard refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid
Hazard has scored 13 goals and created nine assists for Chelsea in all competitions this term
And Hazard, when asked about a move to Madrid, told Spanish paper Marca: ‘In football you never know. I’m happy at Chelsea, and focused on them.’
Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been a long-term admirer of the Belgian star and Hazard also revealed his delight at the Frenchman’s interest.
Hazard added: ‘I remember 10 years ago, when he first spoke about me, it was incredible.
‘Know that he was my idol when I was a child, I have seen thousands of videos about him and now he is the manager of one of the best clubs in the world, so yes, it is a luxury.’
Hazard is currently gearing up for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Brom on Monday night.
Antonio Conte’s side currently sit fourth in the English top flight, one point above Tottenham and five ahead of Arsenal with 12 matches remaining.