Eden hazard still has two years remaining on his current contract but has stated, according to The Mirror, that he will agree to an extension and pledge his future to the London club. However, when asked about signing the contract, Hazard said that he would wait until fellow Belgian Thibaut Courtois signs a new deal.

Hazard said: "Yes. I think Thibaut first. Then I will sign."

Hazard will wait for Courtois to sign

Hazard is not necessarily saying that he won't commit to Chelsea if Courtois fails to sign, it's just that Courtois has less time remaining on his contract and Hazard feels Courtois is higher in the pecking order to agree to new terms.

Although, Hazard could be waiting some time for Courtois to re-sign because Courtois is having problems away from the club and a worry for Blues' fans is that those problems could prevent a new contract extension and could lead to a move away from England.

Courtois having personal problems

Courtois has only one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge and he has postponed putting pen-to-paper due to personal reasons - mainly his ex-wife taking his children back to Spain after a break-up and him being so far away from them is proving to be difficult for the Chelsea goalkeeper.

The pair met in Spain during Courtois' time with Atletico Madrid. When the Belgian transferred to Chelsea, naturally his family traveled with him and despite the break-up reportedly being a mutual one, the mother of his children went back home to raise their children where they initially began their life.

Hazard's career at Chelsea

Hazard joined Chelsea back in 2012 from Lille where he progressed through the youth team. Since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, he's bagged 63 goals in 192 appearances for the Blues.

This season, Hazard has scored six goals in 14 Premier League appearances - not a bad tally for an attacking midfielder but Blues boss Antonio Conte will be hoping that the Belgian will once again find his top form as his side chase Manchester City at the top of the English Premier League.

Interest coming from Europe

The 27-year-old has recently been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with La Liga giants Real Madrid showing a strong interest. It is thought that to lure Hazard away from Chelsea it would take a large sum of money and a huge weekly wage - something I'm sure Real Madrid will not shy away from. However, it must be a blow to Madrid fans hearing that Hazard is prepared to commit his future with his current club.