And with no apparent progress in contract talks between the Belgium worldwide and the Premier League club, who are offering him €15.6m a year, speculation is rife that this could well mean he is heading to the Bernabéu at the end of the season.
Real Madrid will keep their options open, that's for sure. Still, that leverage would only go so far given the quality of the player in question.
Hazard, 28, revealed earlier this week that he has made up his mind about where he will be playing his football next season amid speculation linking him with Real. But, his performances have also attracted the continuous interest of Real Madrid.
"He is waiting on Real Madrid".
"I know what I am going to do".
He has given many hints that he will be moving at the end of the season.
But their efforts have been in vain with Hazard repeatedly stating that he does not want to clarify his future until the end of the season - a stance created to keep his options open in the event that Madrid decide to make a concerted effort to sign him. They will be getting an excellent player with bags of potential to become the world's best one day.
Nobody wants to accept the reality that Eden Hazard wants to sign for Real Madrid, but that's just how it is.