Eden Hazard probably will be a Real Madrid player by the start of next season. But for now, he remains a Chelsea player focusing on Chelsea things.
“He is a very important player for us. We arrived [at Chelsea] at the same time and, obviously, we want him to stay with us but we have to respect his decision. His mind is only on doing well with Chelsea and lifting the trophy in Baku. Then we will see.”
-Cesar Azpilicueta; source: Evening Standard
It would be very surprising if the thing we end up seeing is a new Chelsea contract for Hazard, though hope does die last, as they say.
In the meantime, everyone’s busy either trying to be the first to correctly report when the official announcement will be made (led by Spanish and French media, mostly), or busy reporting the fact that no agreement has yet been reached between the two clubs (led mostly by the English media). Either way, it’s a constant churn of redundant information that’s become mostly just white noise fading into the background.
Here’s the Independent’s Miguel Delaney claiming that Chelsea have yet to receive a ‘satisfactory offer’ for Hazard.
Still no agreement between clubs on Hazardhttps://t.co/dyYagsT2CF— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 14, 2019
And here’s the Evening Standard’s Simon Johnson with basically the same thing.
Yesterday, L’Equipe, and others, blasted that Hazard’s move to Madrid would be announced right after the Europa League final. This was certainly news to Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, who reported again that no agreement has been reached yet.
Or just been reliably told that there still is no agreement between the clubs.— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) May 13, 2019
And so we wait.
Chelsea are still seeking at least £100 million to let Hazard go, and it looks like we will not budge on that.
Good luck to us.