Mateo Kovacic has revealed that Eden Hazard asked him how things are at Real Madrid amid speculation over his future.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Real Madrid with his contract set to expire in 2020.
Kovacic, who is on loan at Stamford Bridge from Real, insisted that Hazard is fully focused on Chelsea and admitted he was surprised by how good his teammate is. He said: “For me, he is an incredible player. I did not know he was that good and he can easily be one of the two or three best players in the world. He asked me how it was there (at Real) but we are looking forward to having a great season together, to be fully concentrated on Chelsea. He is focused a lot on doing great things with Chelsea.”
Stamford Bridge are desperate to keep the Belgium international though he is keeping his options open.