Eden Hazard has given Chelsea a major boost by declaring that he will not join Paris Saint-Germain this summer and remain at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgian international’s future at the Premier League outfit has been clouded by doubt in recent months, especially after his struggles last season before a strong finish to the campaign.
While his more immediate focus will now be on Euro 2016 this summer, he has provided Chelsea, incoming boss Antonio Conte and all concerned with the club a timely boost by revealing his intention to reject any potential move to PSG.
“Yes, PSG are not part of my plans,” he told reporters, according to The Sun.
“I have a contract until 2020, I feel good here and I don’t want to finish on a season like that.
“I left Lille as a boss, and I’d like to leave Chelsea as a boss, if I do leave one day. But for the time being I’m here, of course.”
The 25-year-old conceded that he fell short of expectations this past season, but believes that it’s natural that he suffers from a dip at some stage in his career.
Having assured both Belgian and Chelsea supporters that he intends on getting back to his best this summer onwards, he will hope to put the campaign behind him and become a decisive figure for both club and country again.
Meanwhile, his statement will also be a boost for Conte, who will hope to rely on many of the stars currently at Stamford Bridge while adding new faces where he feels necessary ahead of his first season coaching in the Premier League.