Chelsea star man Eden Hazard has played down rumours linking him to Real Madrid amidst claims the European Champions could still launch a bid.
The Belgian midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu this summer, ever since the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Los Blancos have been attempting to fill the void, but it’s proven difficult to find a suitable replacement for some reason or another.
Real Madrid were not entirely discouraged by Chelsea’s €200 million plus price-tag of Eden Hazard, yet the winger has himself confirmed that he will not be leaving Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to RMC Sport after Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge yesterday, Hazard said:
“Everybody knows what I have said after the World Cup but I’m happy here. A lot has been said. A lot of stupidity too. But at the moment I’m happy. I have two years left on my contract and we’ll see what happens. Leaving this year? I won’t go.
The transfer market in England is closed. Clubs can still sell players, but not sign new ones anymore. It would be a bit strange that they would sell me now while they can’t sign a replacement.”