- Eden Hazard has refused to rule out a move away from Stamford Bridge
- La Liga giants Real Madrid remain the playmaker's top suitors
- Hazard has, however, since made it clear that he will finish this year with the Blues
Chelsea playmaker, Eden Hazard, has rekindled the possibility of exiting Stamford Bridge for a move to La Liga giants, Real Madrid.
Hazard has widely been linked with a move away, with the Belgian star revealing talks over a new deal with Chelsea have collapsed.
The star winger divulged after the 2018 World Cup in Russia that he will consider his future at Chelsea, having enjoyed an illustrious career with the West London club.
According to a report by the UK Metro, Blues' chiefs have been exploring the option of extending Hazard's stay at the club after successfully convincing the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kante to pen new deals.
In an exclusive interview with French radio station RMC, Hazard refused to rule out a move away from Chelsea, before disclosing contract discussions between him and the club have stalled.
"There was a bit of talk [with Chelsea] but then it stopped, now we’re waiting," the Belgian said.
"The family is in London, I’m also going to be 28. I do not want to have any regrets at the end of my career. It’s a decision I’m going to make, I do not know when, but I’ll take it," he added
The 27-year-old further expressed his admiration for Real Madrid, thus opening the door to a possible transfer to the La Liga side.
"You know me, I’ve always loved Real, even before [Zinedine] Zidane, we’ll see what happens," he observed.
"As I said, I’m already finishing this year with Chelsea, I still have a year of contract after this year, we’ll see," he continued.
With 18 months left on his contract with Chelsea and showing no intent to commit his future in England, the Premier League club may be forced to cash in next summer rather than losing him for nothing.