Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed that he told the club of his desire to leave for Real Madrid several weeks ago, but he is still waiting for the deal to be agreed.
With their Premier League campaign now over after Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Leicester City, Hazard will soon enter the final year of his deal and could be sold this summer to avoid losing him for free at the end of next season.
Speaking to the press (via the Daily Mail) after the goalless draw, Hazard confessed that he has already spoken to Chelsea officials about his desire to leave.
He said: “
“We have a final to play and then I will see.
Should Hazard leave, Cadena SER claim that the Blues are ready to move for Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho, as owner Roman Abramovich has identified the Brazilian as the “leader of his next project” at Stamford Bridge.
Coutinho has endured a torrid time since moving to Camp Nou, but enjoyed the best form of his career in the Premier League with Liverpool. A sizeable offer would likely be enough to convince the Blaugrana to sell, and Chelsea are said to have already decided to move for him if Hazard is sold.