Reports have emerged that Eden Hazard’s father made contact with Real Madrid a few days before the final of the UEFA Champions League in Kiev to discuss a possible transfer for his son to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Chelsea star who has spent six years at Stamford Bridge has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, and he openly indicated earlier this month that would be open to a move to the La Liga giants.
According to reports from Marca, Hazard’s father Thierry took his son’s club career personally as he contacted the Bernabeu outfit and offered them a chance to sign Hazard from Chelsea. According to the report, he noted that Hazard’s contract talks with Chelsea were on hold and that it was time for the Belgian to move on.
Chelsea will play no part in the UCL next season and it is believed that the club’s absence from Europe’s elite club competition may play a huge role in the player’s decision to leave or stay at Stamford Bridge after the World Cup. It can be recalled that Hazard spoke on the possibility of a move away from Chelsea, with Real Madrid being an option that would interest him.
Hazard said: ‘I do not want to talk about transfer right now. I have been asked so many times about that. I am focused on the World Cup. ‘But as I said before, I won everything in London except the Champions League. If I’m here in my career, it’s thanks to Chelsea.
‘It would be too easy to say: I want to leave because I have done everything.
‘It is for that before everything that I would really like to know what will happen at the club next year.
‘I am waiting to see if the coach stays or leave
‘If I stay, it will be because the team will be better than the season we have just had.
‘I do not want to stay if we are less good
‘Real Madrid can interest me, everyone knows it. But if tomorrow this club does not want me, we will not talk about it anymore.
‘If they want to buy me, they know what to do. Go there for the sake of it… no. It takes a project. I still have a project in Chelsea. If I have a good World Cup, things will be easier.’