Eden Hazard accepts that he will not be leaving Chelsea this summer, a month after declaring that he would be open to a move away from the club.
Filed: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 11:36 UK
Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 11:36 UK
Hazard, a fan favourite in West London for the past six years, confessed after Belgium’s run to the World Cup semi-finals that it “might be time to discover something different” at club level.
“You know what I said after the World Cup,” he told RMC Sport. “I’m happy here, I do not want to talk about that yet. Many things have been said – nonsense and everything.
“For now, I’m happy. I still have two years of contract [left] and we’ll see what happens. I will not leave [this year]. The transfer window in England is already closed.
“We can sell but we cannot sign players. It would be a bit strange for [Chelsea] to let me go and not recruit another player. We could see [against Arsenal] that the fans like me a lot. I feel good here. We’ll see what happens in a year or two years.”
Hazard has bagged an assist in each of Chelsea’s first two Premier League games of the season, both coming from the bench.
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