Belgian attacker not eyeing winter exit from Stamford Bridge

Belgium international Eden Hazard has indicated that he would not push for an exit from Chelsea when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year. The 27-year-old has regularly been talked up for a move to Real Madrid and the speculation has further intensified in recent days with the attacker personally admitting his dream to play for the Madrid giants.

In a report covered by BBC Sport, Hazard admitted that he may have to pursue a switch to Spain in order to earn the recognition for the Ballon d’Or. However, the former Lille graduate denied that he would seek a departure from Stamford Bridge midway through the current campaign.

Barring the 2015/16 season, Hazard has been a consistent performer in the Blues shirt for the past six-and-a-half years but the current season has witnessed an improvement especially in terms of his goalscoring.

Unlike under Antonio Conte, the Belgian has not been entitled to regular defensive work with Maurizio Sarri at the helm and this has pretty much freed him up in the attack front where he has excelled this campaign.

In the eight Premier League matches this term, Hazard has managed to contribute a goal or an assist in seven games with the exception being the away trip to West Ham United which finished in a goalless stalemate.

He has also been equally influential from the bench for Chelsea in other competitions and he most recently scored a sublime solo goal orchestrated from the centre of the park during the 2-1 League Cup third round triumph over Liverpool.

At present, Hazard has just 20 months remaining on his existing contract with the Blues and a clear idea over his future plans should be known during the backend of the ongoing campaign. Hazard is deemed to have already snubbed a renewal on five occasions.

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