Martinez suggests Hazard should leave Chelsea

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has suggested that Eden Hazard should leave Chelsea.

Real Madrid continue to be linked with the Blues star, who was a key player for Belgium during the World Cup.

Hazard has himself indicated that he would like to join Real.

And former Everton boss Martinez told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser: “Players need new challenges and new projects. Perhaps it’s a good time.

“I would be very surprised if Chelsea didn’t have big offers for him right now.

“He is a player who has maturity and a lot of leadership. His play is based on talent.

“Hazard could carry a new project anywhere in the world. He is at the best moment of his career. He could fit in any team in the world.”