Hazard reveals Blues target

19 March 2019 11:53:41 EST

Eden Hazard is adamant that he is not thinking about his future beyond this season because he is targeting Europa League success with Chelsea.

The 28-year-old Belgium international playmaker has been linked with a possible summer switch to Real Madrid on the back of coach Zinedine Zidane's recent return to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Hazard will enter the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and Chelsea have already rebuffed one bid from Real Madrid for his signature.

We can win the Europa League - we must win the Europa League, or finish in the top four to play in the Champions League next year.

Eden Hazard

If he fails to pen an extension between now and the summer it is likely that the Londoners would cash-in, but Hazard is refusing to contemplate his long-term future as the side battle to qualify for Champions League football via the Europa League and a top-four Premier League finish.

When asked about Real Madrid, Hazard told VTM News: "I'm not working on that right now.

"I want to shine with Chelsea for a few months and try to win the Europa League. This week I think about the Red Devils [Belgium] and then back to Chelsea. Then we'll see."

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has said he is "not worried" about the possibility of Hazard leaving, saying he only wants players "who want to play for Chelsea".

He added: "We can win the Europa League - we must win the Europa League, or finish in the top four to play in the Champions League next year.

"The supporters expect that, the staff expect that and the players expect that as well.

"When I am back at Chelsea I just think about that. I don't think about what can happen in two, three, four, five months. I don't know, we'll see."

Chelsea are 8/13 to win the Europa League and are priced at 1/10000 for a Premier League top-four finish.

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