Chelsea confident Eden Hazard is not interested in a transfer to Real Madrid with new contract offer on the table

Luke Brown
The Independent
Hazard has been in fine form this season, scoring 11 goals: Getty
Hazard has been in fine form this season, scoring 11 goals: Getty

Chelsea are confident that they will be able to keep Eden Hazard at the club despite well publicised interest from Real Madrid, according to reports.

The Belgian has been in superb form this season and has scored 11 goals to help Chelsea open up a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

His good form has not gone unnoticed in Spain, with several reports in the Spanish media claiming Real Madrid were lining up a summer move for Hazard.

The club’s president, Florentino Perez, is up for election in the summer and is believed to be eager to sign his latest galáctico to keep his approval rating at Bernabéu high.

Reports have also claimed that Hazard was open to the idea of leaving Chelsea in the summer, with the player himself telling the Guardian in November: “If I ever leave, it’ll be after winning a championship. You need to go out on a high so that people remember you for the right reasons.”

Chelsea are not concerned by Real's interest (Getty)
Chelsea are not concerned by Real's interest (Getty)

However, Chelsea will resist any bids for Hazard and are confident the player will sign a new contract at the club, according to the Telegraph.

The newspaper claim that Hazard – along with his compatriot, Thibaut Courtois, who has also been linked with a move to Madrid – are both happy at Stamford Bridge and highly unlikely to force through moves to Spain.

Hazard is believed to have told friends that he will definitely still be a Chelsea player next season, while Courtois this week claimed that he would “certainly” sign a new contract with the Blues.

Any new deal for Hazard will likely see him become one of the highest paid players in the world.

The 26-year-old is already paid £200k a week and is likely to earn significantly more should Chelsea offer him an improved deal to further ward off interest from Real.

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