"But the blue shirt suits me well, so everything's fine, and staying doesn't bother me" added the winger when asked about a potential move, suggesting he could be interested in a transfer whilst firmly adding that staying with Chelsea would not be a problem for the 27-year old.
Yet he has moved to the Serie A to join Italian champions Juve in a lucrative deal that is expected to pay him over £500,000-a-week.
The signing also strikes a blow for the profile of Serie A against La Liga, which has now lost two of its three most famous players in the a year ago after Paris St Germain signed Neymar from Barcelona last August.
Convincing PSG to sell one of those two will likely be as hard as convincing Chelsea to part with Hazard, but Les Parisiens' ongoing issues with financial fair play should give Real and advantage―and the Blues as well.
"These years at Real Madrid and in this city of Madrid have been possibly the happiest of my life", he said. That flirting wasn't liked by Cristiano.
Now Juventus will be hoping that he can maintain his ruthlessness in front of goal for a few more years and finally help them end an agonising wait to become European champions for the first time since 1996, despite a prolonged period of domestic success. He will be missed. "For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its great symbols and a unique reference for future generations".
"They think they can survive without him and probably eventually they will". I can only thank all of them for the love and affection I have received.
Other clubs are also monitoring the situation with the Chelsea duo, with Real Madrid keen on Eden Hazard and Manchester United believed to be keeping tabs on Willian.