Chelsea forward and Belgium international had admitted “it might be time to discover something different” after six “wonderful years” at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard, who finds the back of net for Belgium as they cruised England to a 2-0 victory in Saturday’s World Cup third-place play-off, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent years.
After the match, Hazard told reporters when question about which side he might join should he leaves Chelsea this summer and the forward said:
“You know my preferred destination.
“I can decide if I want to stay or go but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go.”
Chelsea, who sacked Antonio Conte on Friday, replaced him with his compatriot Maurizio Sarri and within same 24 hours, they announced the signing of Jorginho from Napoli who had earlier been linked with Manchester City all summer.
Hazard, however, could be in line to exit Chelsea this summer. The forward netted three goals and two assists for Belgium at the World Cup and has two years left to run on his current deal with Chelsea.
Hazard, who joined Chelsea from Lille back in the summer of 2012 in a reported £32m deal, has helped the Blues won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League.
The forward has since been keen on joining Real Madrid as he hinted back in 2017 that he would be open to joining the Los Blancos should they come knocking for him.
Hazard said via BBC:
“We all have dreams. It could be Spain, it could be staying with Chelsea.”