£200m Hazard is ‘keeping his Chelsea options up’ announces Samuel

The Daily Mail’s chief sports writer Martin Samuel has claimed Chelsea star Eden Hazard is keeping ‘his options open’ amid Real Madrid speculation.

Hazard has been in brilliant form for Chelsea this season and already has ten goals for the Blues, but his great form has been dampened by the constant speculation that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season to sign for Madrid.

It is no secret that Madrid are huge admirers of the Belgian, and he has already admitted on a few occasions that he it would be a ‘dream’ to play for the Spanish giants, so it is widely expected that a £200 million move will happen at the end of the season.

And after seeing boss Maurizio Sarri tell the club that he wants Hazard’s future sorted out sooner rather than later, Samuel has claimed that Hazard is keeping his options open until the end of the season, telling the Sky Sports website: “He’s keeping his options open.

“I read what Sarri said about needing a decision. It’s absolute nonsense.

“If Hazard doesn’t want to make the decision, then the only decision that can be made at the moment is if the club turn around and say they’re going to sell him.

“Now if the club announce they’re going to sell Hazard at the end of the season, you might lose him for the next five months and his price then collapses. So there’s absolutely no real sense saying we’ve got to have a decision now. It is what it is.”

Will Hazard’s future be sorted out this season?

Hazard holds his future in his hands and has already told the club his decision will have to wait, so speculation will continue throughout the course of the season, but fans will not know the answer until the summer.


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