The Belgium international came on as a substitute against Leicester on Sunday for what could have been his last Premier League match with Chelsea.
Hazard has said he’s already made a decision on his future, with many interpreting his declarations after the match as a goodbye to the Blues ahead of next season, with Madrid his most likely destination at the moment.
His current deal at Stamford Bridge is set to expire in the summer of 2020.
The London club are demanding €130 million for their star winger and talks with Real Madrid have been ongoing for some time now in an attempt to come to an agreement.
Sarri says Eden Hazard tried to do his best for seven seasons at Chelsea and did very well. He says we must respect him and his decision although he hopes of course that the player will remain here, but at the moment he does not know if he will. #LEICHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 12, 2019
With their draw against Leicester on Sunday, Sarri’s side managed to secure third place in the league which means automatic qualification for the Champions League stages. They also have the Europa League final against Arsenal to play on May 29.
But Hazard has refused to admit that this achievement ahead of next season will have any influence on his decision, once again claiming he’s already made up his mind.
“No, I don’t think so,” the Belgian responded when asked whether the guarantee of playing Champions League football may persuade him to stay. “I have made my decision, that’s it.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he's hopeful that Eden Hazard will still be at Stamford Bridge next season.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 13, 2019
“I’m still waiting for the situation to develop. Yes, I told the club a couple of weeks ago.
“I have made my decision but it is not just about me. We have a final to play and then I will see. I wanted to have the situation sorted out but that’s not happened. I’m still waiting like you are waiting and like the fans are waiting.”
This season, the Chelsea no.10 has been able to score 16 goals and provide 15 assists to his teammates, making it his most productive Premier League season since his arrival back in 2012.
Throughout the whole match against Leicester on Sunday, Chelsea fans ensured they give most of their attention to the Belgian by ongoingly dedicating chants for their star player.
There was also a banner held up in the away end as fans attempted to convince their star man of seven years that read ‘Eden Hazard bleeds blue, Chelsea is your home’.
Eden Hazard also said the numerous rumours about his future have never been of a distraction for him on the pitch this season.
“I have never, never been distracted,” Hazard continued. “When you are on the pitch, you try to be focused on the pitch with the ball. That’s it.
“When I am on the pitch I just try to do the best. I am not thinking about this and this, my situation or the club’s situation. I just try to win games.”
The last match Chelsea have this season is the Europa League final in Baku where they will go up against London rivals Arsenal. Could this be the last match for Hazard in a Chelsea shirt?