Chelsea forward Eden Hazard claimed that he is now happy with life at Stamford Bridge under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
Hazard has been strongly linked with a move away from Chelsea during the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid and Barcelona were all interested in Belgium international’s signature but after Antonio Conte exit the playmaker has opted to stay at West London side.
However, the 27-year-old, who has just 18 months left on his current contract, is not close to agreeing on a new contract with the Blues.
“I haven’t signed a contract. Not yet. Not yet,” the former Lille ace said.
“It is a pleasure to be there. I just want to keep going. I am the same player as two years ago, three years ago. I’m now in a period that I score a lot of goals, and hopefully, I keep on scoring. It won’t be simple. Definitely not in the Premier League. I’m feeling good since the FA Cup final. Something you see.”
“I play in strong teams, here with Chelsea and with Belgium who were very good at the World Cup, and that helps me to perform better too.”
Hazard previously admitted that he was ready to leave the West London side La Liga in the summer before being convinced by manager Maurizio Sarri.
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But his Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas fears the Belgium captain will depart at the end of the current season unless he signs a new contract.
“It was an easy decision, especially now, because at this stage how much can Eden cost?” Fabregas told the Evening Standard.
“Not many teams in the world can buy Eden Hazard. He still had two years left on his contract.”
“Next year if he has one year left, that’s a different story. You don’t have as much power as a club. Eden is one of the best players in the world.”
“But having two years left, especially how the market is, it’s basically impossible to sign him up. I don’t think it was that hard from the club.”