Chelsea star Eden Hazard is prepared to sign a new Chelsea contract for a further five years as long as Real Madrid don’t make a move for him this summer according to Bleacher Report.
Hazard’s current contract expires at the end of next season and the Belgian has stalled on signing a new contract as he waits for Real Madrid to make a move for him.
Despite rumours linking Real Madrid with a move for Hazard, the Spanish club are said to have not been in touch with Chelsea at all this season and if that remains the case, Bleacher Report claim the Belgium international would re-enter negotiations to extend his stay with the Blues towards the end of the campaign.
Chelsea are willing to make Hazard the best paid player in the club’s history by offering him wages in the region of £300,000 per week and according to the report, Hazard would be happy to stay at Chelsea if a move to Real Madrid fails to happen.
Despite his happiness to stay at Chelsea, Hazard will reportedly push for a move if Real Madrid come for him next summer.
Hazard’s current contract expires in 2020 and he would be free to leave for nothing if he runs that down.
Hazard’s indecision over his future is obviously affecting the club’s plans for the future and the earlier the Belgian international makes a decision on his future, the better for everyone at the club.
Meanwhile, Hazard has responded to Maurizio Sarri’s criticism of his leadership qualities. Ahead of the game against Tottenham, Sarri said Hazard isn’t a leader.
Speaking after a man of the match performance against Tottenham on Thursday, Hazard responded to Sarri’s criticism by saying: “My reaction is to be on the pitch and try to do my best. Managers in the past have talked about me, this manager talked about me, the next manager is going to talk about me.
“My target is just to play football. I don’t care what people think, I just want to do my best.
“Today I did, not against Arsenal, of course, but now I look to the future and I will do my best again.
“We didn’t talk about (the criticism). I don’t have a problem with that. A manager can think what they want to think.
“For me the best response is to be on the pitch and winning games. I understand, when the team is not playing well, the manager has to criticise players.
“I’m not saying I am the best player, but when there is always this kind of player who can help the team to win the game, I just try to do my best.
“I am not focused on what the manager says, I don’t care about that.
“To be fair, if the manager has to say something he will say it, we are men, big men, so we can talk together, so no problem at all.
“In the dressing room all of the players, we have almost won everything. We are big players.
“We know when we are not playing well, and we know when we are playing good. So at the end we just need to look in the same way and try to win games. That’s it.”