Real could do with Hazard's firepower in the absence of the departed Cristiano Ronaldo, having failed to score in four consecutive games for the first time since 1985.
However, with Conte's tenure a thing of the past, Barkley is starting to flourish under the tutelage of new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who has given the 24-year-old 11 appearances this season already. "So, we just need to find a good solution", he summed up. So, he is still young, I think he is a good player for the future of Chelsea. "It's what I like and how I see football".
"Sometimes I wake up and think that I want to go". It is a hard decision. "I am 27 and I will turn 28 in January", the player explained.
Hazard said after the World Cup that "it might be time to discover something different" after six years at Chelsea, with Madrid his "preferred destination", but the Blues said he was not for sale and no formal offer was made.
"I am playing good football at the moment".
"I've dreamt about this club". I don't want to say that I am not talking with the club or the owner.
"We're getting used to the way the manager wants us to play and we'll continue to improve".
"I don't have time, but we will speak about my future soon, that I believe".
Hazard's strike and second-half efforts from Ross Barkley and substitute Alvaro Morata at St Mary's meant Maurizio Sarri's side ended the weekend joint top of the table, level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool.
Chelsea dominated possession completely in the opening exchanges, but it took them 30 minutes to open the scoring through Eden Hazard. "Of course, when you play, you want to win", added Hazard. He went on to say that if he decides to leave Chelsea, he will leave on cordial terms and will not strain his relationship with the Chelsea board and fans. I know if I stay, I will be happy.
Reports in Spain have suggested that Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar remains Madrid's favoured choice to replace Ronaldo, which could force Hazard to change his stance.
"I could talk now [about a new contract]". "I could talk now", he said.
I then watched the game last Saturday against Liverpool where I thought they were at full pelt to stay in that game. I think Arsenal have done very well and Unai Emery has done very well but I don't think they're going to be challenging for the title.
Barkley has endured much misfortune with injuries during his career but Hazard has backed him to fulfil the enormous potential that he demonstrated when he was at Everton. "It is not trophies".