Real Madrid are confident of signing Belgium winger – Sky sources
Last Updated: 12/05/19 10:53pm
Eden Hazard says he has told Chelsea whether he wants to stay or leave the club this summer and is waiting for his future to be resolved.
The Belgium international forward says he informed the club two weeks ago and was hoping for a resolution before now – but expects it to happen after the Europa League final.
Spanish giants Real Madrid – long-term admirers of the player – are confident of signing Hazard this summer, Sky Sports News understands.
Hazard has just a year left on his contract, having joined Chelsea from Lille for £32m in 2012.
And after a substitute outing in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Leicester, he revealed he has made the club aware of his decision.
“Yes. A couple of weeks ago. Yes I have made my decision but it is not just about me,” said Hazard.
“I have made my decision, that’s it.”
When asked if his future will become clear after the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29, he added: “I think so. We have a final to play and then I will see.”
The 28-year-old also admitted he wanted his future resolved earlier to avoid it being the season-long saga it has become.
“Yes, I wanted that, but that’s not happened. I’m still waiting like you are waiting and like the fans are waiting,” he added.
“When you are on the pitch, you try to be focused on the pitch with the ball. That’s it. When I am on the pitch, I just try to do the best.
“I am not thinking about this and this, my situation or the club’s situation. I just try to win games.”
Hazard played the final 22 minutes at the King Power Stadium as Chelsea finished third in the Premier League – 26 points behind champions Manchester City.