It's just not looking good for Eden Hazard at Chelsea. The Belgium international, who was so instrumental during the club's Premier League title-winning campaign last season, has failed to produce the goods recently.
In fact, his form throughout the course of the campaign has been terrible; without a goal and with just two assists to his name, the versatile midfielder hasn't delivered in the Premier League.
Unsurprisingly, then, his long-term future in the game has been the subject of much debate. According to The Sun, with Spanish giants Real Madrid interested, Blues chief Jose Mourinho may be ready to move him on.
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Real Madrid have long been linked with the 24-year-old, but it remains to be seen as to whether they make their move in the near future.
It was only a few months ago, of course, that Hazard was being placed in a bracket just behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but now he looks way behind football's elite players.
Perhaps, then, a move is already on his mind. He's clearly not enjoying life at Stamford Bridge right now, but who is?
The entire dynamic needs to change in west London sooner rather than later. The problem for Mourinho, though, is that his most influential and experienced players are showing no signs of recovery.
With Hazard only being 24, it's slightly unfair to suggest that he should be leading the way, but with his extraordinary talent, he should be performing far better.
He acted as the club's talisman as Chelsea secured the title last season, but he can't continue to live in the past as he goes in search of redemption.
Chelsea fans: do you expect Hazard to move on in the summer? Have your say below!
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