Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Spanish club Real Madrid all season.
The Belgian confirmed after Chelsea’s goalless draw at Leicester City that he has made his decision on his future and communicated it to the club.
It is understood that decision is to leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid this summer.
According to The Sun, Hazard is worried Chelsea’s transfer ban will affect his dream move to Real Madrid this summer.
Chelsea were handed a two-window transfer ban by FIFA which prohibits the club from signing any players until the summer of 2020.
Though Chelsea plan to appeal the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Hazard is reportedly worried there will be a no-sale policy at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea are reportedly considering keeping Hazard until the summer of 2020 when his contract expires and let him leave the club for free.
The transfer ban and Chelsea’s qualification for next season’s Champions League means the Blues will be exceedingly reluctant to part with such an influential player, even for the windfall on offer.
Chelsea have history of granting our players a preferred move after years of glittering service as the club did with Petr Cech when he joined Arsenal and it is understood the club won’t stop Hazard from leaving if a replacement can be secured.
Speaking about his future after Chelsea’s final match of the season, Hazard said: “I have made my decision – but it is not just about me.”