REAL MADRID transfer target Eden Hazard is willing to commit his future to Chelsea as long as he does not receive an offer to head for the Bernabeu, reports claim.
Real Madrid are long-term admirers of Eden Hazard and would have launched a move for him in 2017 had he not suffered an ankle injury.
The winger has repeatedly flirted with the notion of quitting Chelsea for the La Liga giants as speculation over a potential switch has rumbled on.
Real Madrid are set for a complete overhaul at the end of what has been a disappointing season, with Eden Hazard a possible marquee signing.
However, the good news for Chelsea is that the 28-year-old could put pen to paper on a new deal should a raid not be made.
Bleacher Report claim Hazard is prepared to sign a contract that ties him down to Chelsea until 2024 unless Real make an offer for him.
Real are said to have not been in touch with Chelsea at all this term, despite the rumour mill going into overdrive.
And it is asserted that Eden Hazard can be expected to re-enter talks over a fresh agreement if that remains the case.
Hazard would apparently be genuinely happy to stay at Chelsea, with a renewal possible towards the end of the current campaign.
And he is line for a mega pay rise, which would see him become the Blues’ highest ever earner on around £300,000 a week.
Real coming in for Hazard, though, would be enough to turn his head and get him to push for what is a dream move.
Sources have indicated the former Lille ace would be inclined to make his preference to go clear if needs be.
Hazard’s current contract expires in 2020 and he would be free to leave for nothing if he runs that down.
Meanwhile, former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has revealed Hazard was once keen to join Spurs.
“I tried to sign him for Tottenham,” Redknapp said in the wake of Hazard’s star showing against Mauricio Pochettino’s men on Thursday night.
“He wanted to come to Tottenham at that time, but unfortunately the deal didn’t get done. It was a shame.
“Joe Cole was playing with him at Lille and Joe rang me saying: ‘Harry, I’m playing with a boy at Lille and he’s the best player I’ve ever played with’, and Joe played with some top players at Chelsea.”