Essien warns Chelsea over HazardReal Madrid transfer talk

first_imgChelsea legend Michael Essien believes Eden Hazard may leave for Real Madrid as “every player” wants to play for Los BlancosWith no new contract agreed at Stamford Bridge, Hazard continues to be strongly linked with a move to Real.The Belgian winger flirted with the idea of going to the Santiago Bernabeu again this month with Real president Florentino Perez allegedly keen on the move.And Essien, who also played for Real himself, understands the lure of playing for one of the world’s greatest clubs in football.“Hazard is one of the best players in the world,” Essien told Express Sport.“The interest of Real Madrid, I only hear from people in the media. But I mean when Real Madrid come calling… every player would love to play for them.“He’s happy at Chelsea though and hopefully we can keep him.”Andreas Christensen, Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater are all being linked with exits from Chelsea themselves.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).In particular, Christensen’s situation in West London has caused him to be linked with a move to Barcelona due to a lack of playing time this season.“Every player wants to play,” added Essien.“Chelsea isn’t an easy place to come and the competition is very fierce.“At the end of the day, all the players work but it’s the manager who will pick who he wants to play.“When you’re not playing you get frustrated and you want to look elsewhere.“It’s up to them really but they have to keep working and then everyone gets their chance.”Chelsea will take on Watford today for their Boxing Day which will begin at 20:30 (CET).last_img