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Thibaut Courtois wants Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid

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Thibaut Courtois would like to see his former Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard join him at Real Madrid.

Speculation linking Hazard with a move to Real has only grown ever since Zinedine Zidane returned as manager. The Frenchman is understood to be a huge admirer of the 28-year-old and has allegedly listed him as a target for this summer.

Although Hazard himself declared in February that he’s finally come to a decision over his future, but has yet to make his plans public.

More recently, Hazard announced talk over his future has been put to one side as he focuses on helping Chelsea win the Europa League.

But talk surrounding the Belgium captain’s future refuses to die down, with his contract at Chelsea to expire in June 2020.

However, it remains unclear as to whether Chelsea will sell Hazard this summer due to their two-window transfer ban from FIFA. Therefore, Maurizio Sarri’s side will be unable to make any new signings for next season and so retaining their star man is more critical than ever.

Nevertheless, Courtois still wants his fellow Belgian with him at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“I don’t know if he is going to sign for Real Madrid, nor do I know if the club want him,” Courtois told Onda Cero.

“For me, he is a great player, but I don’t decide those things.

“Each one decides what he does with his life. For me, he is one of the best in the world and, as a friend, I would like him to be here.”

After four seasons at Chelsea, Courtois joined Real last August for a reported deal of €38.8m.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper has since managed to keep 10 clean sheets in his 42 appearances for Real across all competitions this season.

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 19: Thibaut Courtois of Real Madrid warms up prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 19, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 19: Thibaut Courtois of Real Madrid warms up prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 19, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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