Published: Wed, April 10, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard 'encouraged Real Madrid bid'

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard 'encouraged Real Madrid bid'

Chelsea, who are battling for a top-four finish, face a pivotal week, hosting West Ham before heading to Prague for Thursday's game, then making the testing league trip to title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday.

"Eden played a wonderful match".

With Zinedine Zidane back in charge at Real Madrid, the man who was Hazard's childhood hero seems destined to coach him for the Spanish giants. He has not asked me [about life in Madrid] but if it's what makes him happy, I wish him the best.

The Argentinian, 31, spent the first half of the season on loan at AC Milan from parent club Juventus, but left for Chelsea early this year and has scored three goals in eight Premier League appearances since arriving at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard's two goals propelled Chelsea ahead of local rivals Arsenal and Chelsea as they jumped to third place in the Premier League table, yet the quality of their match-winner's performance instantly sparked fresh rumours over his future.

"They are wrong", Hazard said.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted it will be "difficult" for the club to keep Eden Hazard this summer but insists the Belgian is worth more than £100m. "So I think it is really very hard to change Hazard with another player".

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The Portuguese left the United with 84 goals to his credit, while Hazard, with his double against West Ham, is already at 85 in 240 games.

"The club agrees with me [about wanting to keep Hazard]". We are very lucky because it is very easy to win the match when he is able to make that kind of difference. I can not do anything I think.

When asked if Hazard could be worth 100 million pounds ($130 million), Sarri dismissed that as "too cheap".

Speaking to Otro, Suarez said: "We qualified for the UEFA Europa League but the season ended badly".

From a personal point of view, I want to do as well as I can so I can be here for next season.

"So I think the season is good". Of course, he is not a defensive midfielder [at the moment] but, as you know, in that position I prefer a very technical player.

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