Cesc Fabregas believes his former teammate Eden Hazard will draw an end to the saga over his potential transfer and sign a contract extension at Chelsea.

Hazard, who has openly told of his desire to fulfil his dream of playing Real Madrid, has held off signing any new deal in the hope that a substantial bid from the Spanish giants might materialise.

However, Madrid are thought to have baulked at Chelsea’s £100m asking price for the Belgian, before quotes this week emerged where Hazard revealed to French TV station RMC that he had come to a decision over his future.

Fabregas, who left the Blues in January to join Ligue 1 Monaco, believes the 28-year-old would not make an announcement on his future at a crucial stage of the season if he had the intention of leaving.