The Chelsea winger was tipped to be the replacement for the Portuguese International, but the blues resisted any sort of approach from Florentino Perez's Real Madrid to keep him at Stamford Bridge for one more 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.More news: Trump's State of the Union Expected to Underscore Political Rancor
It is, however, believed in Spain that Real have now given Hazard the assurances he wanted that they will make a bid to Chelsea to sign him.
Hazard, talking last year, previously said: "Real Madrid are the best club in the world". I think it is down to the players as well, they've got to react and understand how he wants them to play.
He added: "Today is all positive, we played a full 90 minutes, defended very well, so it was a very good match but we need consistency now, we have to continue to play with the same mentality in all the matches". Of course, I hope the opposite.
"I think when we play an important game against a top team maybe we are not the same focus as when we play another opponent".
This is according to former Liverpool star Stan Collymore who explained that Maurizio Sarri needs to allow some players to leave the club if he stays at the end of the season.