When a player keeps on expressing his admiration for a club, a club he does not play for, then the writing is on the wall that he will be leaving sooner rather than later.
Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has once again been speaking about Real Madrid, this is not the first time and probably will not be the last time that the Belgium international speaks in glowing terms about a club that has made no secret of their interest.
According to the media Hazard has admitted that he will be leaving Chelsea one day and of course expressed his own admiration for Real Madrid.
Hazard is back to his sublime best, he has been playing excellent football this season which has, of course, reignited the rumours about his future.
It has to be said that the 26-year-old has reiterated his contentment at Stamford Bridge, but what else could he say under the circumstances.
“I am always very fine at this club. I still have two years of my contract left,” Hazard told Canal+. “When I feel the desire to leave, I’ll leave. But, for now, I’m a Blue.
“We know the admiration that I have for Real, but I’m at Chelsea. Every year, things were said about me but I stayed.
“In Lille, I was announced in Paris, but I stayed. And in Chelsea, people always said that I’m leaving, but I’m still here.”
All standard stuff really, but the fact that he even mentions Real Madrid and how long he has left on his contract is very telling.
A sale will not happen this winter, but Chelsea will not want him to go into his final year without a new contract and will most likely allow him to leave for a huge price next summer if there is no progress by then.