New Delhi: Chelsea star Eden Hazard, amidst his links with a move to Spanish football giants Real Madrid, rejected contract extension with the London club, claimed striker’s father, Thiery Hazard. The Belgian is a little over halfway through the 5.5-year contract extension he signed with Chelsea back in February 2015. Also Read - Liverpool vs Chelsea Highlights: The Reds Suffer Fifth Straight Loss at 'Fortress' Anfield as Mason Mount Helps Blues Win 1-0 | Watch
“What I can reveal about Eden is that he refused a contract extension,” Thierry Hazard was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. Also Read - La Liga Points Table: Real Madrid Drop 2 Vital Points Against Real Sociedad Despite Vinicius Junior Strike; Atletico Madrid Ahead in Title Race
“This was so that, if necessary, he could follow the interest of Real, whom he could see himself playing for,” he added. Also Read - Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Live Streaming LaLiga in India: When And Where to Watch Madrid vs Sociedad Live Football Match Online And on TV
His father, however, said that the European Champions have not tried to make any contact with his son as of now and the only interest at the moment is from his ward.
“But, as of right now, there is no contact from Real Madrid. Eden is only one of the parties involved in his future,” Thierry concluded.
Eden was at his best last season when Chelsea won the league title. After joining the Blues, Hazard has received four Ballon d’Or nominations. (With IANS inputs)