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Chelsea ace Hazard proud of Zidane admiration: Real Madrid? You never know...

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard has refused to shut down rumours linking him with Real Madrid.

Real Madrid are planning a revolution in attack this summer, and he is among the big names linked with a move to the Bernabeu.

Asked about the rumours, a smiling Hazard told Marca: "In football, you never know.

"I'm happy at Chelsea, and will continue to give my all for them."

Zinedine Zidane has been a long-time admirer of Hazard — even before he became Los Blancos boss.

Hazard spoke about the immense pride he feels from receiving such high compliments from his childhood idol.

He added: "I remember about ten years ago, when he spoke about me for the first time, it was incredible.

"He was my idol when I was a kid, I have seen thousands of videos of him and right now he is the manager of one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"But I don't want to stop, I want to keep working and trying hard on the pitch and afterwards, yes, I love it when people like him compliment me."

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