Belgium international Eden Hazard may consider signing a new long-term deal with Chelsea, should his requirements be achieved at the end of the campaign. The Belgium international has recently confirmed that he has no desire to leave the Blues during the ongoing season but that may not be the same in 12 months’ time.
According to The Sun, the 27-year-old has no plans to penning a new long-term deal at the moment but he could make the decision by the end of the campaign. The Blues are understood to have already proposed a £100,000 pay rise on his current £200,000-a-week contract but the attacker may not sign the deal unless the club return to the Champions League next term.
The west London giants have failed to qualify for the elite competition in two of the previous three campaigns and Hazard is said to be worried by the situation, given he has in the past cited his ambition of winning the Champions League crown. As such, the attacker appears prepared to play the waiting game and he may only agree upon an extension, should the Blues finish in the top four or manage to win the Europa League altogether.
Chelsea have made a strong start to the Premier League with back-to-back victories over Huddersfield Town and Arsenal, and this has already made new manager Maurizio Sarri a favourite among the club’s faithful. Nonetheless, the Italian has some work to do in the defensive side of the Blues game after they offered numerous scoring opportunities for Unai Emery’s side during the recent London derby which ended 3-2 in their favour.
In both of those matches, Hazard came from the bench to provide an assist but he may start from the off when the Blues make the trip to Newcastle United. The Magpies have had a splendid home record against the Blues with four wins and one draw in their last five matches and it will be interesting to see how the visitors fare this time around.