Eden Hazard has been targeted by Real Madrid
The Belgian, whose contract expires in two years, appeared to be stalling on a new deal and made no secret of his desire to play under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu one day.
But, speaking to The Mirror at NBA London last night, Hazard offered Blues fans hope that they will retain their star man.
The 27-year-old suggested his compatriot Thibaut Courtois, whose current deal runs out next summer, is also on the verge of extending his stay at Stamford Bridge.
“Yes,” he said when asked whether he will sign a new contract.
“I think Thibaut first. Then I will sign.”
Hazard was recently named in the UEFA Team of the Year after an exceptional title-winning performance last season.
He moved to Chelsea from Lille in 2012 and has 63 goals in 192 appearances.