Although he is certainly in no rush to leave Chelsea, Eden Hazard admits he would listen to what Real Madrid had to say should they make an offer.
After a disappointing 2015/16 season the Belgian international was back to his best last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting five more as the Blues regained their Premier League title. This has led to suggestions that the midfielder will be offered a new contract worth as much as £300,000-per-week, even though his current deal still has three years left to run.
Despite this Hazard continues to be linked with a move to Real, who have just completed a La Liga and UEFA Champions League double after defeating Juventus in the final of the latter on Saturday. It has been suggested the Spanish giants would be prepared to pay a world record £100million for the 26-year-old, who admits he would have to listen should such an offer be made.
“Of course, I would consider it if Madrid made an offer,” he said. “I am keen to win trophies. It would be great to win the Champions League. But Chelsea’s goal is to win the Champions League as well. Honestly, I do not know what will happen. I only know that I still have a contract with Chelsea for three seasons and that we just had an amazing 2016-17 campaign.
“We want to continue on this path and want to build on this in the Champions League. I am feeling very well at Chelsea. But you never know what will happen. I have not met with the board yet to discuss a new contract. I have two games with Belgium coming up first and I am off on my holiday after that. I want to think about football as little as possible.”
Meanwhile, Hazard’s pre-season plans have been disrupted due to an ankle injury. The former Lille star picked up an ankle injury whilst training with Belgium ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Estonia on Friday night and, if fractured as the early diagnosis would suggest, he would be out of action for at least eight weeks and may even miss the start of Chelsea’s title defence.