Good news has arrived from Belgium for Chelsea fans after national newspaper HLN reported Eden Hazard has already said he will sign a new deal at the club despite not putting pen to paper on a contract just yet.
According to the report, Hazard gave his word to Chelsea towards the back end of the December that he would sign a deal worth more than €250,000 per week.
Although nothing has been confirmed yet, the Belgian news outlet believe it’s just a few minor details and signatures away from being concluded.
The 24-year-old winger has been in instrumental form this season and has been key to Chelsea’s success both in domestic and European competitions. In the Premier League, he has had a flying start to the season and has scored 8 goals in 23 games – an average that will see him get close to his goal tally in the league last season of 14.
What next for Eden Hazard and Chelsea?
Once he gets his contract signed at the Blues, any uncertainty over his future is likely to all but disappear as Mourinho’s Chelsea look to put their stranglehold on the Premier League.
In the past few seasons, ever since Hazard joined the Blues coincidentally, Chelsea are yet to win the top prize as both Manchester clubs claimed the Premier League title.
If Chelsea can keep their top performers, like Hazard, at the club then it gives Mourinho a good foundation to build a legacy similar to how he did years ago with John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.
Both Chelsea and Hazard have the ability for a very successful future together and with little to suggest their current dominance in the Premier League is just a purple patch they could look at making 2015 one of the club's best years in history.