Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard says he could be playing in La Liga "some day," but added that "at the moment" he has no intention of leaving Stamford Bridge.
Hazard, 26, has often been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent seasons, and has a long-time admirer in Real Madrid's coach Zinedine Zidane.
The Belgium international has also been linked -- less closely -- with Barcelona, although transfer speculation over his future was more muted during the summer transfer window due to an ankle injury.
Asked by Marca if he would ever play in La Liga, the two-time Premier League winner appeared open to the possibility at a future date.
"At the moment I am happy in England," Hazard said. "I am playing for one of the best teams, but the Spanish league is special. Why not some day? But having said that, at the moment I am here [at Chelsea]."
Hazard said that Zidane was a "special guy" and "magic" when speaking of his admiration for him as both a player and a coach.
|Eden Hazard is yet to feature for Chelsea this season. Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images|
"[Zidane] has won everything as a player and a coach," he said. "He is a special guy. Everyone knows him as a player. When we think about football we think about Zidane as he could do anything on the pitch. And now, off the pitch, he has achieved great things. He is magic and I am very happy to see him."
Asked if holders Madrid were the team to beat in the Champions League this season, Hazard said Zidane's side were favourites, while maintaining that the competition was very open and many teams had a chance to win it.
"I believe that, at the moment, Real Madrid are the best team in the world," he said. "They have won everything and have good players, a great coach. The Champions League is very difficult to win. It is like the Premier League, anybody can win it. You never know."
Chelsea mark their return to the Champions League after a year out when they open their campaign against Qarabag on Tuesday.