Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has joked that there will not be any money left to sign Romelu Lukaku if he signs a new contract with the Blues.
Hazard has not received a new contract offer from the club as of yet, and has refused to rule out the possibility of a move in the summer.
Due to the international break, the 26-year-old is yet to sit down with the Chelsea hierarchy to discuss a new deal but cannot discount the prospect of a transfer, with Real Madrid reportedly keen on securing the Belgian’s services.
“At this moment, there’s nothing on the table. We’re waiting for the end of the season,” he told Het Nieuwsblad, as reported by Goal.
“I’m still calm. We will talk. If not, then we’ll see.”
When pressed to answer whether he could be tempted to move to another European giant, Hazard replied: “For the moment, I don’t know. I’m happy at the club. When I’m back from the national team, we’ll have time to talk and see what’s possible.”
The Chelsea midfielder rediscovered his form this season after a disappointing 2015/16 campaign, providing 16 goals and 5 assists in 36 Premier League appearances for the West London side. The Belgian suggested that key signings over the summer could be a factor in him staying put with the Blues.
“The Champions League is definitely a goal for the club,” he said. “There are not many players in this team who have already won it. The coach hasn’t, either.
“It’s a goal for everyone. We’ll see which players are coming in. Hopefully, there are some big players.”
Ex-Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, but Hazard joked that signing a new deal could scupper a potential move for the Everton hitman.
“If I sign a contract, maybe there won’t be enough money left to get Romelu!” he said.
“I’m kidding. Whoever comes in, we’ll be ready for the new season.”
According to the Express, Chelsea would have to break the world transfer record should they want to secure Lukaku’s signature this summer.