Hazard confirms he has made a final decision on his Chelsea future

Hazard confirms he has made a final decision on his Chelsea future

Hazard will be into the final year of his contract once the summer window opens, at which point it is claimed the Spanish giants will make their move.

If Eden Hazard ends up leaving Chelsea to play for Real Madrid, Roman Abramovich wants Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho to replace him, per the Independent.

And that willingness Real are now showing to offload Asensio may give Spurs renewed encouragement in pursuit of a summer bid for the promising winger.

Real, as per the report, are still interested in signing the Belgian but they would have to be willing to part with over £100 million.

Should Hazard leave, Chelsea would need to snap up a replacement and Richarlison could be an option with the 21-year-old having been on the club's radar since he started his career in his homeland with Fluminense.

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The Beligum global has been linked with a dream move to Real Madrid which could see Isco or Marco Asensio join the Blues.

Real are a club routinely linked with the football's biggest stars, but if there is one player they have above all been tipped to sign in recent times, it's Hazard.

"Eden is 28. If he wants to go, I think he has to go", he said.

Asked to further elaborate on when he will reveal his decision, Hazard said: "I do not know, we'll see". I have a year-and-a-half left on my contract, everyone knows.

The Blues sit fourth in the Premier League with a revived Manchester United hot on their tails.