The 27-year-old came close to leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer amid interest from Real Madrid and Hazard, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2020, admitted earlier this week he still harbours the ambition to play in Spain and challenge for the Ballon d'Or.
That is the view of Barcelona legend and former Ballon d'Or victor Rivaldo, who thinks Hazard would be a ideal replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
In fact, he's revealed his personal pick for one of football's most coveted prize.
"That's why I want to go, maybe", he said. "I could deserve it too, let's not lie".
Blues forward Hazard has emerged as an outside bet after he followed up a strong World Cup of his own with a red-hot start to the season, hitting seven goals and three assists in eight games, but insists that Modric deserves the win.
Chelsea's Eden Hazard believes he may need to join a Spanish club in order to be crowned the world's best player, but he ruled out a move in the January transfer window.
"Stay in the top four, win the league of course but we know it's going to be hard because three or four teams can win", he said.
The Chelsea star, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, netted five goals in four league outings as Maurizio Sarri's side remained unbeaten in the top flight. "It's going to be good".
A panel of journalists select the Ballon d'Or victor which was first established in 1956 and will this year feature a women's award for the first time.