Lampard: Rumours of Hazard leaving are all talk

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Former Chelsea icon Frank Lampard says “nothing changes” for Eden Hazard despite rumours about the Belgian leaving

The former Chelsea midfielder sees no issues with the Belgian playmaker generating transfer speculation on the back of his consistent performances, GOAL understands.

The Belgium international has been a performing on a high-level for the Blues once again this season, and he’s been drawing admiring glances from Real Madrid.

Despite the media suggesting Hazard could be on the move to Madrid, Lampard believes as long as the winger is happy and shows up consistently, there is nothing to worry about for Chelsea.

“If you are Eden Hazard or any top player in the world, the talk of Real Madrid and Barcelona will always hang over you whether it’s spoken about out loud in the newspaper or whether it is just a fact they go after the best players in the world,” the Blues legend told BT Sport.

“Eden Hazard is one of those, so I don’t think it’s going to be any problem. He’s very aware that probably for the last two or three seasons that these big teams would like to take him from Chelsea.”

“He doesn’t change anything as long as he performs week in week out. And he certainly has in recent weeks, then nothing changes as far as I’m concerned,” Lampard added.

Hazard was asked about the speculations about him joining Zidane’s side, and he refused to rule out such move.

“I am always very fine at this club. I still have two years of contract [left]. When I feel the desire to leave, I’ll leave. But, for now, I’m a Blue,” he told Canal+.

“We know the admiration that I have for Real, but I’m at Chelsea. Every year, things were said about me, but I stayed,” Hazard concluded.