But the Belgium worldwide has now quashed rumours that he will leave the Blues by confirming he intends to sign a new deal.
Hazard has arguably been the Blues' best player since his arrival in the Premier League five years ago, while also establishing himself as probably the most influential player in the English top flight during the same period. That's the aim, as long as the club keep doing that then, yeah, I'm happy here'.
The recently turned 27-year-old was heavily linked towards a move to Real Madrid with the winger's father confirming the same. The confirmation has handed a major blow to Real Madrid, who should all but end their pursuit of the Belgian duo. Hazard, on the other hand, does not quite have the return that he did last season, with 9 goals and 8 assists in 28 appearances.
In attack, the performances of Karim Benzema, as well as the fitness struggles of Gareth Bale have left a lot to be desired, forcing Zinedine Zidane to eye possible reinforcements.More news: Boston Celtics beat Philadelphia 76ers at London's 02 Arena
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Speaking at a news conference at Cobham on Tuesday afternoon, Conte said: "I can speak about my player and, as you know very well, Eden is an important player for us".
The Belgian midfielder is contracted to the Blues until the summer of 2020, but the reigning Premier League champions are keen to tie him down to a new deal in order to avoid the same situation Arsenal are going through with Alexis Sanchez, who has entered the final six months of his deal without agreeing an extension. "I think Thibaut first".