Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly is not too worried about reports repeatedly linking Blues star man Eden Hazard with a move to Real Madrid.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is understood to be a huge admirer of Hazard, while the Belgian forward has opened the door to a future move to the Bernabeu on numerous occasions.
But Desailly, who made over 200 appearance for Chelsea between 1998 and 2004, believes the Blues will survive without the 26-year-old.
He compared the situation to when they lost club legend Didier Drogba for the first time in 2012 but went on to win the Europa League the following season.
The former defender believes Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will also have a plan in place to replace Hazard.
“We are still in the season, no player is more important than the club,” Desailly told Goal.
“Even when Didier Drogba left, one of the great players, the spirit of the club continued. They continued to win.
“We will be sad if Hazard has to go but I am sure that Roman Abramovich is still passionate about the club.
“He will bring in another player that can allow the club to be at the same level again.”
Hazard signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2012 from Lille and has gone on to score 80 goals in 270 appearances for the west London club, winning four honours in the process.