EDEN HAZARD has revealed he is no longer speaking to Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Belgian, 32, has endured a torturous time in Spain since arriving from Chelsea for £88.5million in 2019.
Injuries and poor form have seen him play just 73 times across nearly four years.
And, despite being fit and available in recent months, he has not played a single minute of LaLiga or Champions League football since the World Cup.
Hazard's frustrations are set to come to a head at the end of the season as he enters the final 12 months of his contract.
But while his relationship with Ancelotti appears to have broken down, he insists he still as respect for the Italian head coach and would like to remain at the Bernabeu for one more year.
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Speaking to Diario AS, he said: "I would like to stay. I’ve always said that. I hope to play and to show that I can still do it.
"People have doubts, that’s normal, I understand. But for me, I’m still here next year. You never know, but a transfer is not in my plan.
"There’s respect between Ancelotti and I. But I’m not going to say we talk to each other, because we don’t. But there will always be respect.
"I have to have respect a guy like Ancelotti. For what he represents for football, and for what he’s done in his career."
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Hazard has contributed just seven goals and 11 assists during his four seasons in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid are expected to try and sell him in the summer in a bid to avoid him leaving on a free in 2024.
The former Chelsea man, who retired from international football after the World Cup, has been linked with a return to the Premier League as Arsenal monitor his situation.
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