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Hazard has made his decision about leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid — report

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In an interview given to RMC, Eden Hazard has stated that he has made a decision on what he intends to do in the future but didn’t reveal whether that meant staying at Chelsea or leaving for Real Madrid.

Unfortunately for us, the Telegraph is reporting that this decision is not in our favour as Hazard has made up his mind about leaving us for Real Madrid. He has however not yet actually informed Chelsea about this, but is “expected to” — whatever that means.

The interview with RMC is not recent, it was taken roughly two months ago for a documentary, but it’s fair to assume that Hazard knew the timing of when it might come to light. Things can always change in football of course, but Hazard appears nowhere close to actually signing a new contract despite record wages being offered, so it’s a fair assumption that he indeed wants to leave.

Meanwhile, in Spain, Real Madrid are apparently earmarking €300m for a summer spree, with either Neymar or an Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen combo on tap — that’s according to Guillem Balague, who’s often a contrary indicator though he’s putting forward two options here for the Spanish giants.

On the plus side, maybe Callum Hudson-Odoi will now see the wisdom in staying at Chelsea? If Hazard wants to go (and Real actually make a bid, which they’ve yet to do in the 6.5 years this story has been live), Chelsea are unlikely to stand in his way.

“Eden is 28. If he wants to go, I think he has to go. Of course, I hope the opposite. I hope he wants to stay here. He has the potential to be the best player in Europe at the moment.”

-Maurizio Sarri; Source: Telegraph

The upcoming summer, as most summers, was already shaping up to be very interesting. Now it could become very important indeed. There was a Chelsea Football Club before Hazard and there will be one after just the same. It’s unfortunate if he chooses not to become a club legend, but hopefully we invest the transfer fee wisely and come out a better team on the other side.