After Chelsea took a staunch stance that Eden Hazard wouldn't follow Thibaut Courtois out of the exit door at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2018, the Belgian forward is now inching ever closer to becoming the newest icon at Real Madrid.

Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, the European champions have lacked a reference point on the pitch, and they've been left disappointed by the fact the players trusted to take the place of Ronaldo have underperformed this season.

Florentino Perez felt that Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale and Isco would be able to make up the shortfall left behind by Ronaldo's departure to Juventus, yet injuries and poor form have put paid to such a belief.

Hazard remains determined to sign for Los Blancos and has rejected Chelsea's renewed attempts to tie him down to a long-term contract, with his current deal due to expire in June 2020.

After putting in a starring role during Belgium's run to the 2018 World Cup semi-final, Hazard is in no doubt as to where he wants to be playing his football in the 2019/20 season.