Eden Hazard has appeared to rule out the possibility of a January move to Real Madrid.
The Chelsea star, who has spoken of his dilemma over his future, was speaking at a media conference while on international duty with Belgium.
It was put to Hazard that in order to win the Ballon d’Or – as the world’s best player – he would have to play in Spain.
“That’s why I want to go, maybe,” said Hazard.
Asked if that move might happen in January, he said: “No.”
Hazard is not short of confidence at present and when asked whether he is the world’s best player on current form, he replied: “Yes”.
He added: “The team is helping me a lot also. I can improve for sure. We can always improve in football. We can score more goals, more assists.”
Hazard has been in sparkling form this season and recently cast more doubt over his future by admitting after Chelsea’s win against Southampton on Sunday that he was unsure whether to commit his future to the Blues.
Hazard, whose Chelsea contract runs until June 2020, said: “Real Madrid is the best club in the world. It is my dream since I was a kid.
“Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future.”