Chelsea star Eden Hazard gives fans hope he’ll turn down Real Madrid move

 

Highlights

– Chelsea star Eden Hazard has raised hopes he will be at the club next season

– The Belgian forward posed for pictures to promote the club’s kit for next season

– Hazard appeared set to leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid this summer

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has raised hopes that he will be there next season after appearing in promotional material wearing the club’s new home kit.

The Belgian has been constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid and appears to be edging closer to the exit door at Stamford Bridge.

Zinedine Zidane has returned to the managerial hot-seat at the Bernabeu and is poised to run the rule over the Madrid squad, with Hazard reportedly high on his shopping list.

Chelsea fans have now been given some cause for optimism though after a leaked image showed Hazard modelling the new home kit.

The 28-year-old can be seen in the picture alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Ethan Ampadu as they pose in the new strip that includes print ‘inspired by Stamford Bridge’.

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard gives fans hope he will turn down Real Madrid move

For the 2019-20 campaign the jersey has been completed by a darker blue print which was reportedly influenced by the Blues stadium. In addition, red features on both the back of the shirt and the blue socks while the shorts are also blue.

The Blues will be hopeful that Hazard sticks around to wear it next season but reports last week in The Sun claimed they will allow Hazard to leave for a transfer fee in the region of £100million once their season is over.

And it was also claimed that the big-spending Spanish giants have offered Hazard a weekly wage of £400,000 after tax, which equates to more than £20m per year.

Hazard has been Chelsea’s main man this season, scoring 16 goals and assisting another 13 in 35 Premier League appearances.

Chelsea will also be hoping to wear their new strip in the Champions League next season as they are currently in fourth place in the Premier League with two games remaining.

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Hazard has doubts he can score 40-50 goals a season for Chelsea

Eden Hazard is one of the most naturally gifted footballers the world has at the moment. That is after Messi and Ronaldo. The Belgium footballer has been a stalwart at Stamford Bridge ever since his 2012 move from Lille.

His manager, Maurizio Sarri now wants Hazard to score more goals but Chelsea’s chief playmaker has a different idea of what his role should be.

Hazard has netted 12 times in the Premier League this season, a tally which is just four short of his best ever return for the Blues — he scored 16 goals in the 2016-17 campaign.

But despite being in relatively good form in front of goal, Hazard claims that manager Maurizio Sarri is demanding much more.
Hazard has also provided 10 assists in his first 24 League games this term and he told The Times: ‘I’m not at all selfish.

‘The way I am can be a weakness to be the best player in the world. Managers like [Jose] Mourinho, [Antonio] Conte, now with Sarri want me to score 40, 50 goals a season but can I do that? I’m not sure.

‘Maybe they think I can, but I know myself and I don’t think I can. But I will try.

‘I like to be ‘the star’ but I like also when I can pass the ball to another for him to score, and it is not just about me. It’s about everyone. My target is to help the team to win something.’Hazard has won two Premier League titles in six and a half years at Stamford Bridge, also lifting the League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League.

Many believe this season may be Hazard’s last in London, with Real Madrid linked with a summer move for the 28-year-old Belgium captain.

Hazard could ultimately be seduced by Real’s ambition but Chelsea showed in January that they are also committed to improvement by bringing in Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 31.

Higuain and Hazard played together for the first time in a dreadful 4-0 loss to Bournemouth. But they linked up to good effect last weekend when Chelsea thrashed Huddersfield 5-0 in what was arguably the team’s best performance since Sarri took charge last summer.

Discussing 60-year-old Sarri, Hazard added: ‘I like this kind of football. Sarri is a great manager. He’s an old man but the way he thinks is the same way I think about football. When we have the ball, we have a lot of freedom, not just me but the striker and the right [winger] Willian or Pedro, so we can move a lot.

‘I’ve only played two games with Higuain and I know we can do something great together, not only with him but also with the other strikers, the other winger.

‘Chelsea is not about Higuain and Hazard, it is about 25 players. But Higuain is a fantastic striker.’

Next up for Hazard, Higuain and Co is a trip to Manchester City on Sunday.

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Hazard plans on becoming Chelsea legend like Didier Drogba

Eden Hazard has his eyes on becoming a Chelsea legend after he turned on the style in the late game on Boxing Day to notched his 100th goal for the club.

The game was finely poised between the two London teams before Hazard burst clear, set on his way by Mateo Kovacic and he showed composure to round Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster to reach his century in a Chelsea shirt.

Goal No 101 swiftly followed from the penalty spot as he propelled his season tally into double figures with his brace ensuring Roberto Pereyra’s strike was nothing more than a consolation. A breakdown by competition shows Hazard has scored 79 times in the Premier League, 10 in Europe and 12 in domestic cup competitions.

Hazard continues to be a model of consistency for the Stamford Bridge club despite the chopping and changing of managers.

This season under Maurizio Sarri, the 27-year-old has been directly involved in 19 goals in the league this season (10 goals, nine assists); the most of any player in the competition.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Hazard said: ‘(The 101 goals) mean a lot especially because we won today.

‘One-hundred-and-one goals with this amazing club is something I will never forget!’Now I think me, the fans and players want more. I want to score more goals for the club and want to be a legend like (Frank) Lampard, (Didier) Drogba and try to be my best. ‘My target is to score goals and try to win the game. I try to do my best and today I did well.’

His first goal for the club came at Stamford Bridge on August 25, 2012, against Newcastle United.

Hazard scored from the penalty spot before Fernando Torres wrapped up a 2-0 win. The Belgian has not looked back since then.

It is no surprise to club bosses or supporters that he remains attractive to Real Madrid as he continues to take centre stage for Sarri’s side in the race for a top-four spot.

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Hazard urged not to swap Chelsea for Real Madrid by his brother as he considers £150m move

Eden Hazard has been urged to reject a move to Real Madrid by his brother Kylian.

The in-demand Chelsea forward has been targeted by Real to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu, with a £150million swoop mooted.

Some Real Madrid fans have even gone as far as to post doctored images of Hazard in the La Liga side’s kit, but the potential switch has certainly not captured the imagination of his youngest brother Kylian.

Responding to a post asking if Real Madrid would be the right move for Eden, Kylian used a ‘crossed arms’ emoji to indicate ‘no’.

It was a clear sign that the 22-year-old, who is also on Chelsea’s books, would like his brother to remain at Stamford Bridge.

Kylian is yet to feature for the Premier League club since joining from Hungarian side Ujpest last summer.

At the time, many supporters interpreted the switch as a bid to appease star man Eden as suitors circled.

But Chelsea now have a battle on their hands to keep hold of their prized asset following interest from Champions League holders Real.

The departure of Ronaldo to Juventus has freed up both a first-team place and funds for a potential replacement, with Hazard heavily linked after an impressive World Cup campaign with Belgium.

He scored three times and assisted two goals in just six games for his country as they finished third in Russia – and a lack of Champions League football next season at Stamford Bridge has sparked rumours of an exit.

As revealed by Sportsmail, Chelsea have also received a bid of £65m from Barcelona for Willian in the past few days.

Hazard and Willian are expected to miss the Blues’ International Champions Cup game against Inter Milan on Saturday as they recover from the World Cup.

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