There exist avalanche of reports claiming to know the reason for Eden Hazard’s refusal to sign a new bumper deal on offer at Chelsea.
It is believed in some quarters that the Belgian is waiting for a signal from Real Madrid and hence the reason for holding up on a contract extension with the Blues.
Last summer, Real Madrid was strongly linked to the Belgian but the arrival of Maurizio Sarri has allayed the fears temporarily of the player’s departure. Fears that have gradually resurfaced as the winter transfer window nears.
Recent events in the Spanish capital which saw Julian Lopetegui sacked is a signal for Hazard to wait and see who the club officially appoints as permanent manager before he declines or accepts a new contract.
However, Chelsea are doing everything in their power to convince their most influential player to stay by offering to make him the highest earner in the club.
Rumours of making him the captain have also been sounded and the believe that the personal glory of winning a Balloon D’or can be achieved with the Blues.
Losing Hazard will be a big blow for Chelsea but the club should hope that whoever replaces Lopetegui as coach will not be too keen on securing the Belgian.