Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has stated that Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid is not as close an affair as some of the media reports would have people believe.
The Belgian enters the last year of his contract in the summer and is widely linked to a move to Real Madrid when the Los Blancos come knocking.
ex-Chelsea winger Nevin thinks otherwise, Speaking on The Totally Football Show he said:
“Can I say one thing on that [Hazard rumours]? I thought for quite a long time that Eden Hazard definitely is going to Real Madrid, I thought for quite a long time,
“I was staying at the Chelsea hotel last night. I walked out of Chelsea on the way here this morning and I met somebody who I won’t name at the club.
“And I said: ‘Of course, with Eden going…’ and he looked at me and he went: ‘you think so?’.
“And I did not expect that reaction from that person, that specific person.
“Because we’ve all kind of accepted that he’s going, so you don’t know.
“I mean, to be fair, if I was [Real] I’d be trying to get [Kylian] Mbappe more than Hazard, but you might not be able to get him, that’s the one I’d be looking for.
“Anyway, the rebuild at Real Madrid, it is monumental, it’s massive.”