Former Chelsea and Real Madrid star Michael Essien has urged Eden Hazard to shun a move to the Spanish capital according to report in The Sun.
The ex-Ghana midfielder wants Eden to remain at the Stafford Bridge and shun the interest from Real Madrid, who aim to make an offer in January or next summer.
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“Eden is happy at Chelsea. And, as you can see, he is having a good season.
“We all hope he will continue until the end of the season and hopefully he can stay with us for a long time.
“There's always speculation. When you play well, then they start linking you with the big names. If he is happy at Chelsea, then why not stay?” He told The Sun.
Essien also had a short spell with Real Madrid during his illustrious career.