Chelsea forward Eden Hazard reiterates desire to leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid but he won’t go in January according to Sky Sports News.
The 27-year-old Belgium international has been in sensational form for the dethroned Premier League Champions at the start of the season, scoring seven times and laying on a further three assists in just eight games.
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Hazard was speaking to at a media conference on national team duty with Belgium ahead of Friday’s clash with Switzerland admitted this week that he was torn between wanting to extend his contract and seeking his “dream” move to Real Madrid.
Asked if he feels he is the best player in the world, he said: "Yes. I say yes just before so I say yes to you.
He was then asked if, to win the Ballon d’Or, he would need to go to Spain, and replied: "That’s why I want to go maybe.
Asked if he can still get even better, Hazard said: "Of course, we can always improve in football.
"We can score more goals, more assists. I think I am in a team that is helping me as well also. So yeah I can improve.
There has not been a Ballon d’Or winner from outside of Spain since 2008,
when Cristiano Ronaldo was playing for Manchester United, while Michael Owen is the only other English-based winner since the 1960s.