In Focus: Holding onto Hazard is key to future Chelsea ambitions

As reported by French outlet L’Equipe, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard could find himself with a decision to make regarding his future this summer.

What’s the story?

Hazard is having another incredible season at Stamford Bridge and his goal against Bournemouth on Saturday helped them take another step closer to securing the English Premier League title.

However those contributions could soon become a thing of the past if Zinedine Zidane has his way.

That’s according to L’Equipe who say that the Real Madrid boss is ready to make him one of Real Madrid’s big summer signings, after a fairly lean 12 months in terms of transfers at the Spanish giants.

The outlet reckons Madrid are set to spend big in the summer and at the centre of their plans is Hazard.

Should Chelsea cash in or do everything in their power to keep a hold of the Belgian?

A vital component

Eden Hazard would undoubtedly command a huge transfer fee but that should not interest Chelsea, despite the club caving in to mega-money recently from China and allowing Oscar to move in January.

Antonio Conte will be looking to build on this season with a significant challenge in the UEFA Champions League next season and Hazard will be a key part of that.

With 14 goals and 5 assists for the Stamford Bridge side this season, Hazard has again proven to be one of the league’s most potent attacking midfielders since the Italian boss arrived last summer.

The Blues should be looking to enhance their squad in the off-season, not let key players leave, and while cashing in on their big assets could prove tempting, the opportunity to achieve significant silverware should be a more motivating factor.

Article title: In Focus: Holding onto Hazard is key to future Chelsea ambitions

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