According to reports in The Times, Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is reportedly open to talks with Real Madrid over a move this summer as he continues to stall on a new deal at Stamford Bridge and grows increasingly frustrated with manager Antonio Conte, and Blues fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The Times says that the Belgium international will consider his future with the club in the summer having become annoyed with Conte playing him a false nine role, and he barely had a touch of the ball in that position during the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
The report adds that the 27-year-old is unhappy with the Italian’s tactics and general negative demeanour, and the attacker is keen to talk to Real if they are interested, with the Stamford Bridge faithful not entirely confident he will stay this summer when asked last month.
Chelsea supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said “can only see one ending”, another said “I will really dread the day when Eden Hazard decides to leave Chelsea”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
its gonna be painful losing eden hazard end of the sesson #cfc 😩
— Zapz 🎹🥁🇬🇧🦁 (@ProdByZapz) March 6, 2018
IF hazard wants to leave for Madrid(well within his right) we simply must get at least one of Isco/Asensio back + a hefty fee. I prefer Asensio as he is a little younger with a higher ceiling in my eyes, partner him with Leon Bailey and we are back in business. #CFC
— Chelsea Canada (@CFCbluescanada) March 6, 2018
— Daniel Hykin (@DHykin) March 6, 2018
— Peter Anakwe (@Peterpiperine) March 6, 2018
I will really dread the day when Eden Hazard decides to leave Chelsea. Sigh #CFC
— Eden Hazard (@mac9776) March 6, 2018
Players come and go ,we still Cfc. We will be fine when he is gone. CHELSEA TILL I DIE
— tweneboahkoduachief🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@Mrkodua) March 6, 2018
He can leave
— hommie-de chelsea (@HommieChelsea) March 6, 2018