Hazard ‘closes door’ on Madrid

Eden Hazard has ‘closed the door’ on a summer move to Real Madrid after insisting he is focused on more titles at Chelsea.

The Belgian has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu this summer but AS report Los Blancos have admitted defeat with the Chelsea star’s latest comments appearing to commit his future to Stamford Bridge.

“Hopefully, next year it is the same — we win the league and then I win Player of the Year,” Hazard told Chelsea Magazine.

“Obviously winning the league is what we want most and the award is just a bonus.

“We started this season well and we won the league, but next year we have to work as hard as we have this season. We have to be ready every year at the same level to stay at the top.

“I’ve been here for five years now and I’m so happy, after five years, I know everything about the club. Even if I’m still only 26, I have a lot of experience now.

“I started playing at 16 in France, so I’ve been professional for 10 years. In terms of games and experience, I’m one of the oldest ones.

"I like this club because it’s like a family. I have a lot of friends and we all talk to each other and I stayed at the top level last season in almost every game so I was happy with my own form.

“I know if I score I can help the team win games, and in the new system I have been closer to the goal so it’s been easier to penetrate, make assists and score goals.”

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