Hazard To Sign New £300,000-A-Week Chelsea Contract On One Condition
A report is saying that Eden Hazard’s decision over whether to sign a new Chelsea contract worth a reported £300,000-a-week will rest on whether the club reaches next season’s Champions League.
This is after the Belgium international hinted during the summer he could leave Stamford Bridge – but the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as manager eventually led to him staying.
Chelsea failed to make Premier League top four last season and will not be playing in Europe’s elite competition this season.
Meanwhile, it is understood that the Chelsea forward, whose current contract runs until 2020, has given the club one condition to signing a new contract and according to the Times UK, Hazard will only extend his deal with the Blues only if they qualify for next Champion League.
The Daily Mail understands Hazard is interested in a move to either Real or Barcelona and remains keen on playing in Europe’s premier club competition.
Central to Hazard’s decision to move to Chelsea in 2012 was to play in the Champions League on a regular basis but it could now be that he has to leave the club to continue to fulfill that ambition.
The Chelsea attacking player has not been offered an improved contract since he rejected an extension beyond 2020, his father said in December.
Chelsea were in a similar contract stand-off with Thibaut Courtois and were forced to sell the goalkeeper this month as he had a year left on his deal.