The Real Madrid winger has struggled since making his £103 million move back in 2019, due to a combination of injuries and poor overall form.
However, his former employers could be about to rescue the superstar from his La Liga nightmare.
Spanish outlet El Nacional claims that Roman Abramovich himself will make it his mission to bring Hazard back to Stamford Bridge next summer.
The paper even suggests that informal talks have taken place between the two clubs regarding a possible deal for the player, who has missed more games for Los Blancos that he has played over the past two seasons.
The 30-year-old was initially signed by long-time admirer Zinedine Zidane, but with the Frenchman no longer at the Bernabeu, some are wondering whether it might be time for Hazard to also move on.
With young wingers like Rodrigo and Vinicius Jr both growing in stature and influence at the club, the writing may already be on the wall.
By contrast, Chelsea owner Abramovich is apparently “increasingly convinced” that Hazard will light up the Premier League all over again if he does return to London.
At his scintillating best, Hazard was a phenom for The Blues, winning the coveted PFA Player of the Year award in 2014-15 for his contribution to Jose Mourinho’s title-winning side.
He’d go on to leave the club with 85 goals to his name, as well as a pair of Premier League and Europa League winner’s medals.
Another factor that surely increases the likelihood of Hazard returning to Stamford Bridge next year is just how much of a fan Thomas Tuchel is.
The German manager has previously waxed lyrical about Hazard, stating earlier this year: “He is a top-quality player and a key player for many years at this club and this league, the hardest in the world.”
“So consistent. I have the biggest respect for him. He is a big player, we have many people here who know him well.