​Eden Hazard has confirmed that he is not currently in contract talks with Chelsea, leaving open the possibility of a summer exit from Stamford Bridge. 


The Belgian has talked at length about his desire to play for Real Madrid in the past, and told ​RMC Sport once again on Monday that he has 'always' loved the Spanish club, 'even before [Zinedine] Zidane'. 

Contradicting Maurizio Sarri's comments last week that the club and Hazard's agent were talking 'every week' about a new deal, ​Hazard told the French station: "There was a bit of talk [with Chelsea] but then it stopped, now we're waiting."


He admitted that he is yet to make a decision about where his future lies, saying: "Not yet, I'm coming in. The new coach [Sarri] thinks football like me, so we'll see. My 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."


Asked by former Lille teammate Rio Mavuba about a potential move to Real, he added: "Me, you know me, I've always loved ​Real, even before Zidane, we'll see what happens. As I said, I'm already finishing this year with ​Chelsea, I still have a year of contract after this year, we'll see."

Speaking just last week, Chelsea manager Sarri had said: "I want Eden here, of course. But I want him here if he wants to stay here. The club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it's up to him if he wants to renew or not. I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week, I think."