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Eden Hazard has informed Chelsea of his intentions this summer, and is waiting for his future to be finalised amid widening talk that a move to Real Madrid is now inevitable.

The Belgian playmaker says he actually told Chelsea whether he wants to stay or go two weeks ago but says he is now waiting for the club to resolve his future.

The former Lille man has just a year left on his contract and with Real Madrid circling the delay has been put down to the two clubs wrangling over a transfer fee for Chelsea's star man.

When asked about if he'd informed Chelsea of his future wishes, he replied: "Yes. A couple of weeks ago. Yes, I have made my decision but it is not just about me.

"I have made my decision, that's it."

With Chelsea appearing in the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29, Hazard believes his future will be made clear after that trophy is decided in Baku.

"I think so," he added. "We have a final to play and then I will see."

Hazard's body language has certainly pointed towards him being ready to bid farewell to Stamford Bridge, but the 28-year-old's future is being complicated by the impending transfer ban Chelsea are under for the next two windows.

Hazard himself would have preferred his future to have been agreed by now, but the continuing appeal against the transfer ban could be a factor in the delay.

"Yes, I wanted that, but that's not happened. I'm still waiting like you are waiting and like the fans are waiting," he added.

"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."

Chelsea so seemed resigned to Hazard leaving, but if the transfer ban is upheld then they may take the drastic step of keeping him for that final season and then allowing him to leave for free next summer in order to try an ensure they remain in the top four next season.

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