Eden Hazard’s father, Thierry Hazard revealed Eden refused a contract extension so that, if necessary, he could follow the interest of Real Madrid, whom he could see himself playing for.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has refused to be drawn on Eden Hazard’s future after the playmaker’s father’s comments.
“My answer is always the same: this is a private conversation between the club and the player, and the agent of the player. The same speech for Eden,” Conte said.
“I’m proud to have him in my team, in my squad, and I’m very happy to work with him. He’s a really good guy and has a lot of space for improvement, to become one of the best players in the world.
“But, I repeat, on this issue, this must be a private conversation between the player, the player’s agent and the club.”