Eden Hazard revealed he is torn between signing a contract extension with Chelsea and pursuing his dream of playing for Real Madrid.
Hazard has less than two seasons remaining on his deal.
Hazard has made it clear he is happy at Chelsea, who hope to secure him on new terms worth around £300,000 a week. Hazard is determined not to follow the same path as Thibaut Courtois.
“I don’t want that,” Hazard said. “I want what’s good for me, but I want what’s good for the club because the club has given me everything. I don’t want to say: ‘Yes, I am signing a new contract’ and then in the end I don’t end up signing. So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future. I am 27 and I will turn 28 in January.”
Hazard agreed he only has one big move left.
“That’s why I spoke after the World Cup and I said that I think it is time to change because I played a great World Cup,” he said. “I am really in the game, I am playing good football at the moment. Real Madrid is the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie today. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club. We will see. I don’t want to talk about this every day. I don’t have time but we will talk about my future soon. I think so.”
Reports in Spain have suggested that Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar remains Madrid’s favoured choice to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, which could force Hazard to change his stance.