Hazard plays down speculation over future

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Eden Hazard has insisted he is not thinking about his long-term future ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League game against Barcelona.

Hazard, who has been discussing a new contract at Stamford Bridge, has consistently been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid.

There has therefore been speculation that he could end up playing against Barcelona on a regular basis in La Liga.

Asked where he sees his long-term future being, Hazard said: “First I see the game tomorrow where we will face Barca.

“I’ve played for Chelsea now for six years and I’m just happy here. I have two years left on my contract and I’m happy here, my family is happy here and I’m focused on the game tomorrow and until the end of the season.

“I don’t think about the future because you never know what will happen in the future. I am just happy here and focused on the game tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says his side should relish the chance to take on Barcelona.