Chelsea winger Willian has made it clear he hopes Eden Hazard stays at the club instead of sealing a transfer to Real Madrid.
This long-running transfer saga really seems to be gaining ground at the moment as the Belgium international edges worryingly close to the end of his contract.
This puts Chelsea under real pressure to cash in on Hazard soon or risk losing him on a free transfer at the end of next season.
The Telegraph are among the outlets to strongly link the 28-year-old as a top transfer target for Real Madrid, and have stated Chelsea seem increasingly resigned to losing their star player.
Willian, however, says Hazard himself has not mentioned anything about a move to the Bernabeu, as he essentially pleaded with him to stay at Stamford Bridge when he spoke in a press conference this evening.
Willian on Hazard distractions on Real Madrid rumours: "No doubt, he is focused here. Of course he wants to play and help us win something this season. He has never spoken to us about Real Madrid or stuff around this. He just wants to continue to play for us." #CFC #RMCF
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