Eden Hazard says he will not force Chelsea to sell him and will only leave the club on “good terms”.
The 27-year-old, who has spoken of his daily quandary over his future and his dream of joining Real Madrid, has been in sparkling form this season.
The Chelsea midfielder said during the World Cup that “it might be time to discover something different”, and now claims the Blues refused to sell him following the tournament in Russia.
But, unlike Belgium team-mate Thibaut Courtois, Hazard is adamant he will not push for a move away from Stamford Bridge.
“Chelsea were clear to me, I could not leave, I accepted it,” Hazard told Telefoot.
“Leaving or staying, I knew I was going to be happy. I do not regret at all.
“I will never clash with a club. If I leave Chelsea, I will leave on good terms.”
Courtois had one year remaining on his Chelsea contract when he forced the Blues’ hand and was allowed to join Real.
Hazard on Friday appeared to rule out a January switch to Real in one of many public pronouncements on the situation in the October international break.
The Belgian joined Chelsea from Lille in June 2012 and his current contract, signed in February 2015, runs until June 2020.