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Hazard has told Chelsea decision on future

Reuters , Monday 13 May 2019
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Chelsea - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - May 12, 2019 Chelsea's Eden Hazard gestures after the match. (REUTERS)
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Eden Hazard has told Chelsea of his decision on his playing future but said he would not make it public until after the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29.

The 28-year-old is expected to leave Stamford Bridge after seven years, with British media linking him to Real Madrid.

“I have made my decision but it is not just about me. I told the club a couple of weeks ago,” Hazard told reporters after Sunday’s goalless draw with Leicester City on the final day of the league season.

“But it is not just about me. We have a final to play and then I will see.”

When asked if he had wanted his future resolved earlier, the Belgian international said: “I wanted that but that’s not happened. I’m still waiting like you are waiting and like the fans are waiting.

“When you’re on the pitch, you try to be focused on the pitch with the ball. I just try to do the best. I’m not thinking about... my situation or the club’s situation, I just try to win games.”

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said he hoped Hazard would remain but would respect his decision.

“I hope he will stay,” Sarri said of the playmaker, whose 16 league goals and 15 assists helped his side finish third.

“I think Eden has played here in Chelsea for seven seasons, trying in every match to do his best. Now it’s time to respect his decision.”

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