Chelsea are reportedly “not an option” for Eden Hazard as he looks to stay at Real Madrid until the summer.
Hazard was easily regarded as one of the top five players in world football after developing into a real star at Chelsea, performances which earned him a mega money move to sign with Real Madrid.
However, despite his excitement, despite the hype over the move and despite many people believing that he would develop into the best player in world football, Hazard has endured an injury-plagued time in Spain and has not been able to rediscover the form he showed at Stamford Bridge.
That has opened the door to a whole load of speculation about his next destination, and The Belgian winger has been linked with a return to the Premier League in the current window as his well-documented struggles at the Bernabeu continue.
Naturally, a reunion with the Blues has been touted with Newcastle also interested in the 31-year-old under the new Saudi-led ownership.
It was claimed that Roman Abramovich was the driving force behind Chelsea’s interest as the Russian owner was keen to reunite with the former Lille man, according to El Nacional
But Marca are reporting that Thomas Tuchel’s men are not one of the clubs who have offered Hazard an escape route as he looks set to remain with Madrid until at least the summer.
Hazard was a fantastic player for Chelsea during his time there and will go down as a real legend of the club, but it would have been a mistake to bring him back to the club and fans will probably be glad that he isnt moving back.
He would not be the same player he was and that would ruin his legacy at the club, but it will be interesting to see where he ends up after Madrid.