Belgium international Eden Hazard has cited that he still harbours the ambition of winning the Champions League with Chelsea despite the constant speculation surrounding his future with the club.
The attacker was widely fancied to make way from the Blues during the summer but a move never materialised with new manager Maurizio Sarri convincing him to stay put with the club.
Since then, Hazard has enjoyed one of his best seasons on the personal scale after contributing eight goals and nine assists for the Blues but there remain concerns over his long-term future with the west Londoners.
In a report covered by Metro, Hazard highlighted that he is plying his trade at one of the world’s biggest clubs but he harbours the ambition to make a step further to win the prestigious Champions League.
“I know I play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I can improve a lot in the future I think. I won already a lot with Chelsea, but when you play for Chelsea you want big trophies like the Champions League, and to reach finals,” he said.
Hazard currently has just 18 months remaining on his existing deal with the Blues and he has yet to give the indication that he could pen a renewal beyond that.
Reports elsewhere suggest that the return to the Champions League next term remains the best option to keep him but the Blues are presently facing a battle on their hands.
Chelsea are currently just goal difference ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal heading into the halfway stage of the season and it seems that the tussle for the fourth position may go till the tailend of the campaign.
The Capital outfit could of course qualify for the elite competition by winning the Europa League this term but their form during the group stages was not particularly impressive in certain games.