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Hazard still has ‘no intention’ of signing new deal, but focus is solely on Chelsea — report

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Eden Hazard inches ever closer to the exit door

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Neither good vibes nor good feels nor great goals will stay Eden Hazard from not making a(n) official decision anytime soon. Like the postal service, he keeps delivering the same line each and every day, each and every interview. Mail never stops, and neither does the we’ll-seeing.

“I’m just focused on Chelsea. One month to play, top four, try to win the Europa League. For the fans I think the most important thing is when they see me on the pitch they just think that my head is with Chelsea. So we’ll see after.”

-Eden Hazard; source: ESPN Brasil

But, actually, unfortunately, that “after” is approaching rather swiftly, and we all know what that means. As Matt Law regurgitates in the Telegraph, Hazard still has no intention of signing a new contract. Without an extension, Chelsea lose any last remaining bit of leverage this summer and would essentially be compelled to sell. Real Madrid are counting on this to force a deal through at under £100m, which is Chelsea reported minimum asking price.

But that’s neither here nor there for the moment. There’s barely over a month left in the Premier League season, with maybe a bonus two weeks to follow after that until the Europa League final at the end of May. That’s solely what Hazard is (publicly) focusing on until then, getting Chelsea back in the Champions League, either via a top four finish or a Europa League victory.

“Two years in a row not playing Champions League is hard for the players but also for the club. Chelsea has to play in Champions League every year, but it’s hard because we are not the only team that is trying to play Champions League. But that’s why we are doing everything at the moment to try and stay in the top four.”

-Eden Hazard; source: ESPN Brasil

A few years ago, Eden said he’d only leave the club on a high note, and while neither of those two are the highest of high notes, they are certainly in the upper octaves.