Eden Hazard is one of the best players in world football and “I hope he stays with us at Chelsea”, says team-mate Willian.
Hazard, who is out of contract in the summer of 2020, revealed it was his wish to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer after the World Cup, and has said a move to Real Madrid would fulfil a life-long ambition.
Real have been long-term admirers of the Belgian forward and since the return of head coach Zinedine Zidane this week, speculation has only grown that they will try to sign the Belgian forward.
In 2017, Hazard said it would be a “dream” to play under “idol” Zidane, but later clarified that the Frenchman’s club would not dictate his next transfer.
Asked about his club-mate’s future on the eve of Thursday’s Europa League tie with Dynamo Kiev, Willian said: “First of all I hope he stays with us. But in football you never know what can happen.
“Eden is a fantastic player, one of the best in the world, he is my friend, one of the best players I have played with in my whole career.
“I have to say, I hope he stays with us.”