Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has urged Eden Hazard to focus his attention on his current club, rather than any future transfer. The 25-year-old Belgian has been strongly linked with moves to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in recent months, but Hiddink thinks Hazard should put all of his energy into improving his form for Chelsea.
Hazard has failed to recapture his scintillating form from last season during the current campaign and Hiddink thinks that rather than spend his time discussing his future, the attacker ought to work hard to improve his present performances.
"Eden has a contract that he extended but first he must now get fit and show he is a top player and then for Chelsea, which is a top club, he can be of huge value," the Chelsea boss said ahead of the club's Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain, according to The Sun. "In the near future, there will be more speculation about who is coming here or who is going but I don't go into that."
Hiddink's remarks come shortly after the Chelsea star admitted he was interested in pursuing a transfer to the French club. "Difficult to say no to PSG, as all teams capable of winning the Champions League," Hazard said. "Now, PSG is part of this category. And for me, winning the Champions League is the main objective. But for now, I do not dwell on it."
Hiddink had previously admitted Hazard could leave Chelsea in the summer transfer window. "It's not up to me – it's up to the club. My advice to Eden is he could be a Chelsea great for years to come – but he could leave in the summer.
"He's of big value to Chelsea – a very important player, a nice player. But he's been struggling with injuries for a while now."