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Eden Hazard is the Premier League's best player - Ander Herrera

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Kristopher Love | 16 May, 2018, 12:07

Hazard has two years left on his current deal and the Blues want him to sign new £300,000-a-week terms, with Spanish giants Real Madrid circling.

But Eden Hazard's future is still unclear.

Hazard is also aware that his next contract could be one of the last he signs during the prime of his career, adding: "That's why I'm taking my time".

"I'm waiting for new players next season", said Hazard.

And with the Blues finishing fifth in the Premier League this season to miss out on Champions League football, rumours about the Belgium star leaving have intensified.

"Yeah, [I have to think about] a lot of things, and then we will see".

Chelsea FC will aim to end the season on a positive note by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday evening.

"... I think the FA Cup final is not my last game for Chelsea".

Jose Mourinho handed Herrera the unenviable task of man-marking Hazard during United's 2-0 win against Chelsea at Old Trafford last April and the Spaniard won man of the match for his performance.

And while Hazard still managed to net 16 goals in all competitions this season, his Chelsea side put up a feeble effort in trying to retain their Premier League title. And if Madrid come calling for Hazard, they would represent a tempting proposition for the 27-year-old. After the World Cup we will be...

"If Eden Hazard goes to Real Madrid, I'm sure Chelsea would be keen on a swap deal". But, for me in my mind, I'm here. Saturday is a massive game, I just want to win for me and them as well.

Despite not being named in the best XI this season, he is still clearly impressing his opponents in the Premier League. We are not qualified for the Champions League next season, so this season has been bad, so now we can save a little bit this season, with this trophy.

"We're Chelsea. We need trophies", Hazard said. "We will give everything".

"You can see when he receives the ball he knows always what to do". You never know what's happening.