Eden Hazard has warned Chelsea he could leave the club if the Blues don’t sign top quality players in the summer transfer window.
The Belgian star says he is ‘taking his time’ to decide where his future lies, and that he is ‘waiting for new players’ before he commits to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard’s current contract with Chelsea runs until 2020, but it appears he is concerned over the overall quality of the current Blues squad after failing to qualify for Champions League football.
Antonio Conte appears to have paid for the club’s miserable Premier League title defence with his job, and Hazard has told the club he could be off too if they don’t recruit players who are capable of turning the Blues into challengers again.
Real Madrid have been linked with an interest in the 27-year-old, who is said to be holding off on signing a new bumper £300,000-a-week contract at the Bridge.
Asked about his future, the Belgian flyer said: “It’s a big decision, that’s why I’m taking my time… but one thing for sure is I’m happy here.
“I’m waiting for new players next season. We will see.