- Eden Hazard has been urged by Michael Essien not to leave Chelsea next year
- The 35-year-old Ghanaian football star believes Hazard can fulfill his ambitions with the Blues
- Real Madrid and Barcelona are said to be the two teams who are monitoring Eden Hazard
Chelsea legend Michael Essien has urged Belgium international Eden Hazard not to leave the Stamford Bridge club when the January 2019 transfer window opens.
Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, Los Blancos have been looking for a good replacement, and they are expected to tempt Chelsea again next year with a big offer.
Eden Hazard is also said to have admitted that he is dreaming about Real Madrid as he ponders whether to sign a new £300,000-a-week deal at Stamford Bridge.
And according to the report by UK Sun, Michael Essien who spent eight years at Chelsea winning nine trophies believes Hazard should stay and fulfill his ambitions at Stamford Bridge.
“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?,'' the Ghanaian footballer explained according to UK Sun.
Meanwhile, Eden Hazard has been superb for Chelsea this season in all competitions as the Blues are unbeaten in 11 matches, and are level with Manchester City and Liverpool on 20 points at the top.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Chelsea star Eden Hazard reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Spanish champions Barcelona who are said to be ready for a deal to sign the Belgium international.
Over the past few Premier League seasons, Eden Hazard has been impressive for the Blues and he is also a target for Barcelona's La Liga rivals Real Madrid.
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