Chelsea star Eden Hazard has offered new hope to fans that he will sign a new contract with the Blues, but still claims team-mate Thibaut Courtois will be the first to get an extension.
Hazard has been consistently linked to Real Madrid, with reports on Thursday even suggesting that he had agreed a move to Spain.
“Yes,” Hazard told Mirror Football when asked if he would ink a new contract with the London outfit. “I think Thibaut first. Then I will sign.”
Hazard and Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League, just a point back of second-placed Manchester United but 16 behind runaway leaders Manchester City.
The Belgian has played a large part in his club's success so far this season, scoring six goals and adding two assists in the league to help the club hold firm in the top four.
Hazard has two years left on his contract, while his Belgian team-mate Courtois has just one year left on his current deal, and both players have been widely linked with moves to Spain, with the goalkeeper even hinting at a move to Madrid back in December.
"It is not always easy, but I'd also seen this coming," Courtois said of his a personal situation while speaking on Belgian television show Stadion on VTM. "I knew that [my former girlfriend] would return to Madrid, so that has its influence too.
I love my children to death."