With his contract expiring in 2020, Chelsea could be forced into cashing in on him in the near future while his value is still at its peak.
Paul Merson believes Eden Hazard is now the outstanding player in the Premier League but says the Belgian ace will only be considered in the same bracket as Lionel Messi if he improves on his consistency. So If I don't go to Spain, it is not a problem.
"So obviously it's going to be very hard and he [Hazard] would fit in seamlessly at a club like Real Madrid, there's no doubt about it, but it would be a real shame if he was to leave the Premier League". 'It will be very important if he will remain with us; very, very important.
The Belgian has been the best player in the Premier League this season with seven goals and three assists from eight games.
The Belgium global, who has always been linked with a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu, has continued to fuel transfer talk with comments regarding his future.
"I think also in our last six matches, Christensen has played in three".
To remain so, the Blues will undoubtedly need Hazard to maintain his superb current form but the shadow of Real Madrid interest still looms large. 'I don't think so.
"Now I'm nearly 28, seven years with Chelsea, we won nearly everything". I am completely focused on my team, and improving my players.
"They are still playing but let's say that he's the player who's going to receive from them the inheritance of being the best player in the world".