Eden Hazard 'agrees' to join European giants - snubs Chelsea's new contract offer

Posted January 13, 2018

"That's not what I think".

"First, he must sign, then I will be able to continue".

Hazard is expected to be next to sign on the dotted line once goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has signed a new £200,000-a-week deal.

Eden Hazard says he will put pen to paper and commit his future to Chelsea, amid continued speculation of a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The Belgium worldwide, who has been at Chelsea since 2012, has been repeatedly linked with a stunning move to Real Madrid over the past two years.

Chelsea are now third on the points table behind the two Manchester Clubs.

The Belgian joined Chelsea from Lille back in 2012 and has helped the club to two Premier League title successes in 2014/15 and last season, but his rise to prominence has caught the attention of clubs such as Real, who have made their interest in Hazard clear.

Hazard missed Saturday's FA Cup third-round 0-0 at Norwich City with a minor injury but is due to return for the game at Stamford Bridge. He has been one of the major reason that Chelsea are consistently on top four this season after a poor start. "It is not always easy, but I'd also seen this coming", Courtois said of his a personal situation while speaking on Belgian television show Stadion on VTM.

On the other hand, Thibaut Courtois has only a year left on his Chelsea contract and is expected to renew it soon.

"When you miss them, you are sometimes wondering: 'Shouldn't I play in Spain in the next few years?' That's why I want to take my time to make a decision on that contract extension".