Bought by Chelsea after his brother Eden, Thorgan Hazard never really had a chance to make a name for himself at Stamford Bridge.
The now 24-year-old spent two years on loan at Zulte Waregem, before ending up at Borussia Mönchengladbach on another temporary contract, who subsequently bought him the following year for just over £7m.
Since then, however, rumours of Chelsea having buyback clause keep popping up, normally when Hazard is in form for the German side, yet the attacking midfielder knows isn’t even aware of its existence.
Speaking to One Mondial in France, he said: “To be honest, even I don’t know if there is one. My father deals with that now. Sometimes, I hear there is one. Here, I’m told there isn’t. Frankly, I don’t know.
“It’s not that I don’t care, but I don’t think about it. I’m happy here. If Chelsea want to buy me back one day, I think they’ll do it, that’s not an issue. Actually, if there is or isn’t one, it’s the same, really. If Chelsea want me, they’ll pay for my transfer and they’ll take me back. It’s just a detail.”
If the last report we covered on this alleged buyback clause was accurate (back in September 2016), then it expired at the end of last season.
Bild reported the figure was around €15m, yet there was never any sign over the summer that Antonio Conte had any desire to see Thorgan reunited with his brother at Stamford Bridge.
So far this season, the Gladbach star has scored five goals and picked up six assists in 14 appearances in all competitions.