Chelsea want to keep Hazard, confident he will sign new deal


However, with Chelsea failing to qualify for the Champions League this season, Hazard has understandably given some consideration to whether it is time to move on in order to continue playing at the highest level.

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has admitted that he finds himself torn between staying and Stamford Bridge, where he remains happy, and making the dream switch to Real Madrid. It is my dream since I was a kid, I was dreaming about this club. He said: "I don't want to lie today".

"I don't know if I've played better [than I am at the minute], I'm just playing good football because we [Chelsea] are playing good football". In my head, sometimes in my head I wake up in the morning...

The 27-year-old playmaker has scored seven goals and made three assists in eight Premier League games so far this term to help the Blues up into second place in the table. Barkley moved quickly to close down Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg inside the Saints half before delivering a well-weighted ball into the path of Hazard who finished easily. "Maybe I need to think about that, some people only think about goals".

He said: "It might be time to discover something different. It is not like, if I go I am happy, and if I stay that I am unhappy".

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Eden Hazard, the Premier League's top scorer this season, has a big decision to make over his future. "You can see how he started the season and the World Cup that he had, you don't get many players like him".

"I think that this is the best".

Southampton could have taken the lead against the run of play, but Danny Ings blazed the ball wildly over after good work down the left by former Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand.

"Real Madrid is the best club in the world", the Belgium global said after the Southampton game.

Last summer Hazard forced the situation to the extent that there were talks between the two clubs but they eventually broke down without agreement.