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Maurizio Sarri will make Napoli star Dries Mertens Chelsea’s first summer target if his takeover at Stamford Bridge is completed, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.

The Italian manager is edging ever closer to sign for Chelsea with Gianfranco Zola reportedly set for an assistant coach role.

Zola was coy on a potential move to the West London side as he told SuperSport yesterday: “There is a lot of rumours about me at the moment and nothing has happened. And we’ll see what happens in the future.

“I don’t know. I was afraid you were going to ask me this. Really, I don’t know”.

Moreover, the signing of the Belgian 31-year-old could be a proper move in order to persuade both Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois to stay at Chelsea also next season.

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Good news for Chelsea players in Belgium‘s World Cup debut and 3-0 win vs Panama

Eden Hazard provided an assist for Romelu Lukaku 3-0 goal in the second half.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois spent a quiet afternoon as he had to make just two saves both during the second half: one on a shot by Murillo and the second after an Escobar‘s free-kick from just outside the box.

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Later today Chelsea star Eden Hazard will play with Belgium vs Panama in his first game of Russia 2018 World Cup.

Speaking with French paper L’Equipe, Hazard himself gave “contrasting” messages on his future.

The Belgian player on the one hand said he is “focused on the World Cup,” but, on the other, admitted: “Real Madrid can interest me, everyone knows that. But if tomorrow this club does not want me, we will no longer speak about it. If they want to buy me they know what they have to do”.

However, at the moment, Hazard is a Chelsea player and first, of all, he wants to know what it is going to happen with the London club: “I won everything in London except the Champions League. If I’m here in my career, it’s thanks to Chelsea. the Belgian star explained.  “To say that I am going would be too easy and so first of all I want to see what will happen at Chelsea ahead of next season. I want to see if the coach stays or not. If it is going to Madrid just to go there for the sake of it then no. I need a project and at Chelsea I have one.” 

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Belgium played the last friendly game ahead of the World Cup in Russia on Monday night. Also Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi was among the goalscorers in Red Devils‘ 4-1 win over Costa Rica.

Eden Hazard limped off the pitch lately in the second half following a “knock on his leg”, as head coach Roberto Martinez confirmed yesterday.

He said: “There’s nothing to worry about. He’s very strong, he just had a dead leg towards the end of the match.”

“I really enjoyed his performance. He was sharp and strong, he was majestic.”

Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois started in goal while Eden Hazard played alongside Dries Mertens supporting Romelu Lukaku in the attacking third.


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Eden Hazard is waiting for Chelsea to choose their next manager before deciding on his future:

“At the moment I only focus on the World Cup,” he claimed speaking to Sky Sports before heading to Russia with Belgium.

“We had a bad season with Chelsea. We won the FA Cup at the end, so it was a little bit better but I’m only focused on the World Cup.

“Then I let the board manage Chelsea the best way that they can,” he revealed.

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Chelsea are more confident Eden Hazard could stay at Stamford Bridge following Zinedine Zidane’s departure from Real Madrid, as London Evening Standard revealed this morning.

It is understood the Frenchman was a huge admirer of the Belgian international, who’s currently traveling with the National Team ahead of World Cup 2018 in Russia.

And Chelsea board are expected to be keen on holding more negotiations with Eden Hazard over a potential contract extension that that increase his salary from £200,000-a-week to £300,000-a-week.





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According to reports by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Belgian star Eden Hazard is pushing for Chelsea to sign Maurizio Sarri as their new manager, replacing Antonio Conte.

It is claimed, SS Napoli‘s player and Hazard’s team-mate in Belgium national team Dries Mertens, praised Sarri with Hazard himself and now the Blues’ star wants the former Napoli’s coach to sit on the London club’s bench as soon as possible.

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Three Chelsea players make Belgium 28-men-provisional squad for Russia 2018 World Cup: Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi are among the players called by coach Roberto Martinez before travelling to Eastern Europe, five of these will be withdrawn on 04/06, when the list will be reduced to 23 players.

Surprisingly Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan was ruled out of the list, officially for tactical reasons.

The full list:

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Matz Sels (Newcastle United)

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Laurent Ciman (LAFC), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Christian Kabasele (Watford), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Jordan Lukaku (Lazio), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian)

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli)


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Eden Hazard will be one of the stars of the Russia 2018 World Cup and, this summer, he will also be the target of many European top clubs, with Real Madrid in the front line in the race to sign the Belgian striker.

However, the Blues player confirmed he is focused on Chelsea and he is already thinking about winning the next Premier League with the London club: “We have a lot of top players, players who are used to winning trophies. We will be ready next season,” Hazard told the London Evening Standard. I think all of the players and the club want one thing and that’s to win the title. Of course we will see if we can bring in some new players. But we will be focused on winning the title.”

Hazard also claimed it will be difficult for Manchester City next season, as it was for Chelsea after winning the 2016-2017 title: “If City keep playing like this, it is going to be hard, but you never know in football,” Hazard went on. “It is always hard to win the league one season and then win it again the next year.”

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Chelsea ended their season yesterday winning their 8th Fa Cup: as predicted by Blues legend Frank Lampard, star Eden Hazard was crucial as he scored the only goal of the final vs Manchester United.

There are a lot of speculations that Hazard himself could leave Stamford Bridge this summer as Real Madrid are interested in signing the Belgian striker. His team-mate Olivier Giroud hopes, however, Hazard will stay in London also next season:

Of course I want Eden to stay — who doesn’t want to play with him?” Giroud said after the Fa Cup final as reported by Metro. “I want to carry on working on our partnership. The two of us have only been playing together a short time but we have a good relationship on the field. We play close together because that’s what the manager wants us to do.”


After playing yesterday vs Mol Vidi in Chelsea's last game in the Europa League's group stage, the Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas claimed he is frustrated for the few chances Maurizio Sarri...