Premier League Champions Chelsea will undoubtedly be worried as reports suggest that Belgium superstar Eden Hazard is holding off renewing a new deal with Champions League winners Real Madrid in mind.
Hazard, 26, is beginning to go through the gears this campaign as he continues to seal himself as one of Europe’s top players, netting eight goals and making six assists in 19 matches in all competitions so far.
As the attacker continues to display his importance to the side, the last thing that the Blues want is to be worried with departure talk, but exit talks is unfortunately what they’ve got handle right now.
As per The Times, the Belgian is ‘refusing to agree’ a new contract with the Blues, and even more disturbingly, it’s claimed that the motive behind that is because the Superstar is eager to wait for a suitable bid from Real Madrid.
It’s reported that the West London club placed a new offer worth £300,000-weekly on the table last September, but the contract hasn’t yet been signed by both camps even though it would make Eden Hazard the highest paid in the history of the Premier League club.
Given Real’s struggles so far this campaign, the Spanish side could be plotting huge changes of their own in the New year, and so maybe that is why Eden Hazard is stalling on the new deal, as he could play a major role in the rebuilding process at the Santiago Bernabeu.