Chelsea FC warned about Eden Hazard future amid Antonio Conte uncertainty
Alan Shearer doesn't believe Eden Hazard will commit his future to Chelsea FC unless Antonio Conte's situation is resolved
Alan Shearer doesn’t expect Eden Hazard to commit his future to Chelsea FC until Antonio Conte’s future is resolved at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues forward has 24 months remaining on his current deal but the 27-year-old still hasn’t signed a contract extension with the west London side.
Hazard won a first-half penalty which the forward duly dispatched to score the winner in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley last weekend.
The Belgium international has scored 17 goals and has made seven assists in 51 games in all competitions in the current campaign.
La Liga giants Real Madrid have been linked with a move to sign Hazard regularly over the past few seasons but a deal has failed to materialise so far.
Conte is facing an uncertain future at the west London side following a challenging second season at Stamford Bridge for the Italian coach.
The former Juventus boss has been tipped to leave Chelsea FC in the summer having won the Premier League and the FA Cup.
Former England and Newcastle striker Shearer believes Hazard will be reluctant to commit his future to Stamford Bridge until Conte’s situation is sorted out.
“I can understand why Hazard is not committing to anything at the moment, because he wants to know what is going on with Chelsea’s manager situation first,” Shearer told BBC Sport.
“It looks increasingly likely that Conte will not be in charge of the Blues next season – but, whether he stays or goes, they need to sort it out quickly.
“If there is going to be a new manager, he can come in and plan – not only for which players are coming in, but also who might be leaving – including Hazard.
“So, it is a crucial time for Chelsea, and not an easy one.”
Chelsea FC finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term.