Those at Stamford Bridge are hoping to discover that their star player wants to stay put.
"Eden is 28. If he wants to go, I think he has to go", he said.
Chelsea have seemingly already started preparing for life after the former Lille superstar with the acquisition of highly-rated Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €64 million (R974 million) - the United States global penned a loan deal with Dortmund until the end of the 2018/19 campaign and will arrive at Stamford Bridge in the new season.
"I know what I am going to do", he told RMC Sport. Additionally, playing at a more creative club like Chelsea could potentially boost his return further.
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The Brazilian worldwide star was on the payroll of Premier League title challengers Liverpool before he left the Merseysiders to join Barcelona past year but he has endured a frustrating time in Spain.
Hazard has also been openly courted by former Chelsea teammate Thibaut Courtois, and so it makes sense that the Premier League giants are lining up replacement options, as the report suggests.
"My decision will be known soon, but it's not something that affects my mind. We'll see what happens after".
And in December, he gave a radio interview in France where he admitted: 'You know me, I have always loved Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard has revealed that he has made a decision on his Chelsea future amid prolonged interest from Real Madrid - although did not expand on what it might be.