Pundit gives latest Chelsea FC transfer update on Eden Hazard

Pat Nevin suggests that Eden Hazard's isn't close to a move to Real Madrid from Chelsea FC

Eden Hazard
Belgium attacker Eden Hazard (Photo: Nike)

Eden Hazard isn’t as close to a move to Real Madrid as some media reports would have people believe, former Chelsea FC winger Pat Nevin has claimed.

The Belgium international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past season or so, but a deal has failed to materialise.

However, the transfer speculation has intensified surrounding Hazard and a move to Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane returned to the management role at The Bernabeu.

The Chelsea FC number 10 is a big admirer of the former France international – and his return to the club has fuelled a fresh wave of rumours surrounding Hazard’s future at Stamford Bridge.

The 28-year-old’s current contract at the west London side is set to expire at the end of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

Given the uncertainty surrounding Hazard’s long-term future at Chelsea FC, his proposed move is looking more likely, according to some reports in England.

However, former Chelsea FC winger Nevin has claimed that his sources have suggested that Hazard isn’t close to signing a deal to secure a move to Real Madrid.

“Can I say one thing on that [Hazard rumours]? I thought for quite a long time that Eden Hazard definitely is going to Real Madrid, I thought for quite a long time,” Nevin told The Totally Football Show.

“I was staying at the Chelsea hotel last night. I walked out of Chelsea on the way here this morning and I met somebody who I won’t name at the club.

“And I said: ‘Of course, with Eden going…’ and he looked at me and he went: ‘you think so?’.

“And I did not expect that reaction from that person, that specific person.

“Because we’ve all kind of accepted that he’s going, so you don’t know.

“I mean, to be fair, if I was [Real] I’d be trying to get [Kylian] Mbappe more than Hazard, but you might not be able to get him, that’s the one I’d be looking for.

“Anyway, the rebuild at Real Madrid, it is monumental, it’s massive.”

Hazard was one of the nominees for PFA player of the year after another brilliant season at Chelsea FC.

The Belgian forward has netted 16 goals and has made 12 assists in 33 games in the Premier League so far this season.

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