For a minute there I thought we would only have some nonsense from the Daily Star to talk about in today's edition of the Eden Hazard rumor mill. Fortunately, Eden's father and advisor Thierry Hazard has been kind enough to give a few quotes to HNB, which have been relayed by the Evening Standard by way of The Times.
"Eden is at Chelsea and thinks only of Chelsea. Even with Chelsea, he has ambitions yet. Win a title might be hard, but the top three is still possible."
-Thierry Hazard; source: Times via Evening Standard
While that doesn't explicitly deny any move away from Stamford Bridge in the summer, I think we can rest assured that Eden will stay at least that long. While the Star today do claim that in addition to Real Madrid, Manchester United have entered the picture as well (a £65m swoop there it is), Hazard's future will not be decided this month. That's the one thing on which all rumors seem to agree.
Father Thierry Hazard on the transfer rumours: "Eden is completely focused on Chelsea." (Source: HNB) #CFC— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) January 8, 2016
Hazard Sr. also talks (at least in the non-paywalled portion of the article) about making sure that Eden fully recovers from his injury, not just for Chelsea's sake but for his own and also with a view towards the summer's European Championship.
"Eden now has two injuries in quick succession. I am convinced that his current groin injury related to the injury he sustained earlier in the hip. These injuries come because he plays a lot of games."
"Eden plays a kind of football where you have to be one hundred percent. Therefore I hope that he takes the time to hit top form again. He is at an age that he must organize his season and his games wisely. Few players have played much in recent years as my son."
"Eden wants to be ready for the European Championship. But the only thing he is now concentrating on is to be quickly fit again and playing matches. Even with Chelsea he has ambitions yet. Win a title might be hard, but the top three is still possible."
-Thierry Hazard; source: HNB via Google Translate
While I'm not sure that top three truly is still possible for Chelsea, Eden Hazard's commitment to the cause will be most important in the second half of the season still.