Eden Hazard delivers clear message about his future after Chelsea

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard says he would only consider a return to former club Lille if he were to move back to France

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

Eden Hazard has revealed that he would only consider a return to his former club Lille if he were to move back to Ligue 1 in the future.

The Chelsea playmaker has developed into one of Europe’s finest attacking talents since arriving at Stamford Bridge from Lille back in 2012.

Hazard, 26, has helped Chelsea to win two Premier League titles since his move to Stamford Bridge and has also tasted Europa League glory with the west London side.

The playmaker has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent seasons, with both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid touted as possible destinations for the forward.

However, Hazard looks to have now ruled out a move to PSG by insisting that he would only consider a return to his former club Lille in the future.

Speaking to SFR Sport, Hazard said: “There are some big clubs, and it was an attractive league [Ligue 1] even when I played in it six years ago.

“Big stars want to play in Ligue 1, and that is a good thing. But if I am to return it will be to play for Lille – they are my club.

“I still have a career to carve out, with a number of seasons ahead of me.”

Hazard could be in line to make his first start of the season for Chelsea on Wednesday night when the Blues take on Nottingham Forest in the third round of the League Cup at Stamford Bridge.

The midfielder has been working on his fitness levels after having suffered a serious ankle injury at the start of the summer and requiring surgery.

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