Belgium international Eden Hazard is reportedly prepared to commit his future to Chelsea, provided they can return to the Champions League next term. The west London side had a rather disappointing campaign last term where they could only achieve the fifth position and speculation has since constantly linked Hazard with a summer exit.
According to The Sun, the World Cup semi-finalist is prepared to remain with the Blues for the campaign but the same may not happen next summer, should the club fail to secure his objective.
The Belgian is keen to return to the Champions League via either a top-four finish or by winning the Europa League altogether and the Blues’ failure to do may witness him make way from the English capital.
Hazard has previously indicated that he would like to win the Champions League crown with the Blues before pursuing a fresh challenge elsewhere but time is supposedly running out for the attacker to achieve his dream.
As such, there has been plenty of talk of Real Madrid considering a formal approach for his signature but so far, the European champions seem content with the options at hand despite the recent departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
At present, the 27-year-old has less than two years remaining on his existing deal and the Blues are said to have proposed a fresh £300,000-a-week contract on the table to extend his stay.
Nonetheless, the agreement could be put on hold until next summer with Hazard keen to gauge whether the Blues can return to competing with the elite in the Champions League next season.
Hazard has contributed an assist off the bench in each of the first two games of the Premier League season, but he could start from the off against Newcastle United this weekend, now that he has completely recovered from his World Cup exertions.
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