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Chelsea news: Cesc Fabregas believes superstar will renew his contract with The Blues amid Real Madrid interest

986   //    09 Feb 2019, 10:04 IST
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The former Chelsea star believes Eden Hazard will sign a new contract with Chelsea

What's the story?

Former Chelsea playmaker, Cesc Fabregas, believes Eden Hazard will draw an end to the transfer saga over his potential transfer and sign a contract extension at Chelsea to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

In case you didn't know...

Eden Hazard bagged four Man of the Match awards in six matches, scoring three goals and providing two assists in the World Cup, making the whole world notice his majestic performances.

The 28-year-old Belgian has managed to continue his red hot form for Chelsea, as his powerful displays have helped Chelsea move into a top 4 spot in the Premier League with 12 goals and 10 assists. The Blues have also reached the Carabao Cup final, and face Manchester City in the quest for silverware.

The heart of the matter

Eden Hazard has entered the last 18 months of his current deal at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues are hopeful he will accept a £350,000 per week extension and commit the remaining years of his peak to the club amid massive interest from Real Madrid.

Cesc Fabregas left the Blues in January to join Ligue 1 Monaco and he believes the 28-year-old would not make an announcement on his future at a crucial stage of the season if he had the intention of leaving.

Speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena SER as quoted by Independent, Fabregas said: “I think he’s going to extend his contract with Chelsea. He’s a loyal player. He told me he would never fight with Chelsea to leave. This is his club, he has won so much in England."
“This is just what I think, but I know him well. If he has made a decision, it would never be to let the club down in the middle of the season, he would not do that.”, he added.

However, if Hazard is to leave, Fabregas also believes that Real Madrid is the only destination the Belgian would consider.

"I don’t know what he will do,” Fabregas continued. ”I know he likes Madrid, it was his dream as a child to play there, but I also know he is very happy at Chelsea. I know his family are happy in London and he is one of the captains of the team."
“But he must make a decision as he is at the end of his contract, first because of money but also because, at 28 years old, it is the right and last time for him to go.”

What's next?

Eden Hazard, who has openly flaunted his desire to fulfil his dream of playing with Los Blancos, has not signed a new contract yet but will look to focus on the Premier League and the Europa League in this season with The Blues.