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:
He admitted that he is yet to make a decision about where his future lies, saying:
Asked by former Lille teammate
Eden Hazard hasn’t scored since the 7th of October, but he has given five assists since then. His stats:— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) December 8, 2018
⚽️ 7 goals
️ 8 assists
Current leader in the Premier League assist ranking. #cfc pic.twitter.com/z78ZlGXjJd
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.