The tension builds as Hazard awaits Real Madrid move

Mae Harvey
February 8, 2019

And with no apparent progress in contract talks between the Belgium worldwide and the Premier League club, who are offering him €15.6m a year, speculation is rife that this could well mean he is heading to the Bernabéu at the end of the season.

While Manchester United emerged as potential suitors, The Independent reports that Chelsea are preparing to target the Brazilian if Eden Hazard departs for Real Madrid. "I have made a decision", Hazard told the French radio station RMC, although he did not elaborate.

The documentary was filmed two weeks ago, however, and his decision appears to be conditional on the offer that Real Madrid may, or may not, put forward. However, he maintains that he will make that announcement at the right moment as he only intends to keep all of his focus and energy on doing well on the pitch for Chelsea.

Chelsea will demand over £100m from Real Madrid for Eden Hazard if the Spanish giants bid for the Belgian worldwide this summer.

Losing the quality of Hazard could be a problem but Chelsea are thinking about Coutinho's fine performances for Liverpool and believe he could be a good signing. "My decision will be known soon, but it's not something that affects my mind". When I'm in the field, I just want to play.

"If he wants to go, he has to go", Sarri said last week. "We'll see what happens after".

"I know what I'm going to do", the Belgium worldwide said in an interview filmed for an RMC documentary, scheduled to be aired in France on Wednesday evening.

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