Representatives of Real Madrid have flown into London to open talks about a transfer deal for Eden Hazard.
Hazard has been in superb form this season and is the clubs leading Premier League scorer with 13-goals, but the great performances have all been overshadowed by constant rumours that he will leave at the end of the season and sign for Real Madrid.
The Belgian has even suggested that his mind has been made up about a possible deal, but with the club facing a transfer ban it was widely expected that we tried to get Hazard signed to a new contract.
But Madrid are on a mission to get back challenging for major trophies after a poor season under Santiago Scolari and since they have re-appointed Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, they are looking to follow up the arrival of Porto defender Eder Militao with another big named signed.
And according to reports on the Metro website, representatives of the La Liga giants have already flown to London to begin talks regarding a deal for the Belgian and they are resigned to losing the 28-year-old.
But Willian insists Belgium international Hazard is not allowing his mind to wander, telling the TalkSport website that his team-mate has not spoken about leaving for Madrid at the end of the season
He said: “No doubt, he’s focussed here. He’s never said something about Real Madrid or stuff like this. He just wants to continue to play for Chelsea.”
“I hope he stays with us. But in football you never know what can happen.
“Of course, Eden is a fantastic player, one of the best players in the world. He’s my friend, one of the best players I’ve played with in my whole career.
“I just have to say I hope he stays with us. That’s it.”
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