Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard is on verge of signing a new deal with English Premier League champions. However, he has said that he will only sign a new deal if his teammate Thibaut Courtois is also given a new deal.
According to the reports, Hazard is linked to Real Madrid with Spanish giants all set to test Chelsea with 80m pound offer for the Belgian in the summer. “Yes,” Hazard told Mirror Football when asked if he would ink a new contract with the London outfit. “I think Thibaut first. Then I will sign.”
Chelsea are currently third on the points table behind the two Manchester Clubs. Manchester City lead the league table as they are 15 points ahead of Manchester United and 16 points ahead of Chelsea. Hazard has so far scored 6 goals this season and has also given two assists. He has been one of the major reason that Chelsea are consistently on top four this season after a poor start.
Hazard has two years left on his contract and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has just a year remaining. Courtois has already hinted at moving away from Chelsea in December. "It is not always easy, but I'd also seen this coming," Courtois said of his a personal situation while speaking on Belgian television show Stadion on VTM. "I knew that [my former girlfriend] would return to Madrid, so that has its influence too. I love my children to death.
"When you miss them, you are sometimes wondering: 'Shouldn't I play in Spain in the next few years?' That's why I want to take my time to make a decision on that contract extension."