- Gonzalo Higuain has opened up on Eden Hazard's intentions to move to Real Madrid in the summer
- The Argentine insists it will be tough to keep Hazard against his wish at Chelsea
- Higuain joined Chelsea on a six-month loan deal in January but insists he wants to remain at Chelsea with the view of a permanent transfer
Gonzalo Higuain has taken time out of Chelsea's win over West Ham to reveal that Eden Hazard has already made up his mind to join Real Madrid in the summer.
According to The Mirror, Hazard has been repeatedly linked with a switch to the Spanish outfit, with Frenchman Zinedine Zidane admitting he likes Hazard’s style.
Reacting about the prospects of joining the Los Blancos in the summer despite the fans chanting his name, Hazard insists we have to wait to the end of the season.
"They are wrong. For now, I am just focusing on Chelsea until the end of the season. We still have a lot to do and then we will see," the Belgian captain noted.
On the other hand, Higuain, who is still struggling to sort out his future insists it will be tough to keep Hazard against his wish at west London.
"Those are things that involve the club executives and the desire of the player," Higuain was quoted as saying to ESPN FC.
"When a player has a desire, it is difficult to change his mind.
"He is one of the best [in the world]. It is obvious that, when he is at this level, he gives you points, he gives you goals and the truth is that it is a great asset to have him with us.
"Here what matters is Eden's decision and the decision of the board. I cannot do anything.
"He has not asked me [about life in Madrid] but if it's what makes him happy, I wish him the best. I hope he can stay,” he stressed.
At the last count, Higuain, who arrived Chelsea on a six-month loan deal from Juventus is looking forward to sealing a permanent switch to Stamford Bridge.
However, Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban from FIFA, may hamper Higuain’s plans to remain in London.
"I’m happy here. It’s always nice to try a new league and it’s my first taste of the Premier League," the striker said.
"I came here and I wanted to stay. It’s a good city, you live well and you can be relaxed but also enjoy yourself,” Higuain summed up.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Belgium forward Eden Hazard netted a brace for Chelsea to secure much needed victory over London rivals West Ham United on Monday, April 8, to boost their chances of qualifying for Champions League at the end of the season.
The encounter at Stamford Bridge saw the 28-year-old make a solo run into the Hammers danger-zone after receiving a pass from Ruben Loftus-Cheek almost at the edge of the center circle.
And against all odds, Hazard made a run into the opponent's box dribbling a couple of defenders in the process before burying the ball at the back of the net.
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