Eden Hazard denies Chelsea and Real Madrid have agreed summer deal
Eden Hazard has dismissed reports that Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign him from Chelsea this summer and insisted that he is happy at Stamford Bridge.
During an appearance on Spanish TV show "Chiringuito de Jugones" on Monday, journalist Eduardo Inda claimed that Madrid and Chelsea have settled on a fee of around £32 million for Hazard, who has been a shadow of the player who claimed the PFA Player of the Year award in 2015.
Hazard, currently sidelined with a lingering hip injury, has failed to score in 26 Premier League appearances this season and incurred the wrath of Chelsea fans with an interview published by Le Parisien on the eve of a crucial Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain in which he refused to rule out a possible summer move to the French giants or Madrid.
ZInedine Zidane is an avowed admirer of Hazard, who has four years left to run on a new long-term contract signed in February last year, but the Belgian is adamant that the speculation of recent days linking him with a move to the Spanish capital is false and his focus remains solely on Chelsea.
"I don't know who's saying that, but it's not true," Hazard told Belgium's Antenne Centre TV when asked about the report.
"At the moment, I'm at Chelsea. First, I have to finish the season and I still have a contract for four years. I'm there, and I'm currently feeling good over there. I want to be on the pitch as soon as possible. With Chelsea."
Hazard has not featured for Chelsea since last month's Champions League exit to PSG at Stamford Bridge, and was omitted from Marc Wilmots' Belgium squad for a subsequent pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Portugal.
The 25-year-old is back in training at Cobham and believed to be nearing a first-team return.
Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Liam_Twomey.