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The Belgium international insists he is happy to stay at Chelsea but admits he is flattered by the praise from the Real Madrid boss

Eden Hazard admits he is flattered by the interest from Zinedine Zidane and says he would welcome the chance to play under the World Cup winner.

In November, Zidane admitted that the Chelsea midfielder was his favourite player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, while Real Madrid have been linked with a summer move.

“It is always nice to hear that the player I admired during my childhood speaking about me,” Hazard told Belgian newspaper La Gazette.

“I have always appreciated Zidane. I know about him as a player but not so much as a coach, although he has been very successful debut at the Bernabeu. But I am still under contract at Chelsea and I feel fine.”

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When asked if he would want to be managed by Zidane at some point in his career, Hazard replied: “Yes, of course.

“When I was little, I watched him on TV and on the internet for hours. I spoke Zidane, I ate Zidane.

“But, and I repeat, I feel very well at Chelsea, so this is not news.”

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