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Belgian star Eden Hazard has been linked many times with a possible move to Real Madrid.

However, in the last few days the player himself claimed he would be happy also to stay at Stamford Bridge for his entire career.

“I can finish with Chelsea,” Hazard said. No problem at all. I am very happy with this club, with the team, my family is happy here. So If I don’t go to Spain, it is not a problem. I love the fans – I think the fans love me! What happens in the future, I will be happy, so that’s it.”

 

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Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has given his availability ahead of a potential move to Real Madrid if their current boss Julen Lopetegui is sacked, according to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian has reportedly rejected a move to Stamford Bridge last summer, when Zinedine Zidane suddenly announced his resignation from the managerial role at the club.

However, Conte would consider to become the new Real Madrid manager after just three months without leading the Blues.

Conte’s contract with Chelsea expires in 2019 and is entitled to £9m compensation, with additional money to his backroom staff.

The Italian newspaper believes Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has given three more games to current manager Lopetegui to avoid the sacking after less than six months at the La Liga giants.

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During the last summer transfer window, Belgian star Eden Hazard seemed close to a move to the Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Then the Blues striker spoke with the new Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri and now Hazard himself reveals how the Italian convinced him to stay at Stamford Bridge: “He just told me that he wanted me to be one of the best players in the world. That’s it. And he tried to give me this confidence… and he asked me to score goals”. Hazard told The Premier League Show. “When I speak with him he always says, “You can score three goals every game”. But you know sometimes he is hard, but I try to do my best.”

The Belgian then also praised Maurizio Sarri: “We knew that Sarri was a fantastic manager. He showed to England now that he’s maybe one of the best in the world”. he added. “So at the moment like I say we are playing good, we are scoring goals, creating chances. So it’s good to be here.”

 

 

 

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Eden Hazard claims, again, that his dream has always been to play for Real Madrid and, soon or later, he will transfer to the Santiago Bernabéu, something that he wanted to do already to last summer:

“I spoke after the World Cup and I said that I think it is time to change because I played a great World Cup,” Hazard said on Sunday after Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Southampton.

“I am really in the game, I am playing good football at the moment.

Real Madrid is the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie today. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club.

“We will see. I don’t want to talk about this every day. I don’t have time but we will talk about my future soon.”

Hazard is out of contract at the end of next season ( June 2020) which means once the current campaign ends, he’ll be in the same position as international team-mate and former Chelsea goalkeeeper Thibaut Courtois, who forced a move to Madrid this summer.

The Belgian keeper had just a year left on his contract, reducing his transfer value, and he failed to turn up for pre-season training at Chelsea before completing a transfer in August.

However, Hazard says he’s got a lot of respect for Chelsea and wants to avoid a repeat:

“I don’t want that. I want what’s good for me, but I want what’s good for the club because the club has given me everything.

“I don’t want to say: ‘Yes, I am signing a new contract’ and then in the end I don’t end up signing. So I will see.

“Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future. I am 27 and I will turn 28 in January.”

Hazard says trophies will not be the driving factor behind any transfer decision he makes, despite Chelsea having finished sixth last season and thus failing to qualify for the current Champions League a competition Real Madrid have won three times in a row in the last years:

“It is not trophies. Of course, when you play, you want to win. But I just want to enjoy things on the pitch, like I am at the moment. Then I am happy.”

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Marcos Alonso dismissed rumours of a potential return to Spain by saying he is “very happy” at Chelsea.

The left-back was linked with a potential move to former club Real Madrid in August, but he has said he never considered leaving Stamford Bridge:

“I never saw myself outside Chelsea this summer,” he said to AS.

“I am very happy there, I have three years left on my contract and my idea has always been to stay. In England, I feel very well known, not only by Chelsea fans, but also other teams.” 

The Spaniard was one of the best Chelsea men in this positive start of the season and was decisive in most of the games, scoring last minute winners both against Arsenal and Newcastle.

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made his debut with Real Madrid on Saturday, then he said the European Champions are better than the London club under many aspects.

“I get on with everyone very well, the communication with the defence is going well, even during the competition,” Courtois told Het NieuwsbladIn training, you see that the level is high. I am now experiencing on a daily basis that Sergio Ramos is the best centre-back in the world. The level [at Real Madrid] is higher than at Chelsea.”

Also, the Belgian goalkeeper went on admitting the atmosphere at Santiago Bernabeu is more fascinating then the one at Stamford Bridge: “It’s twice as big, of course, it’s a very different feeling. If you look forward, you only see a wall of people while at Stamford Bridge you can still see the sky or the hotel behind the grandstand,” he said. “Of course, this was not the first time I’ve played here. I know the language and I know the stadium. The first few minutes [against Leganes], I was stunned, but then I felt right.”

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been speaking ahead of upcoming Premier League clash against Newcastle United at St.James’ Park.

The Italian manager was asked twice about Eden Hazard, who’s been consistently linked with a move to Real Madrid.

About the Belgian star, Sarri told journalists he’s confident the starlet won’t leave Stamford Bridge before the end of La Liga transfer market window: “I think so. Because I’m the coach of a very good team, a great club, and we cannot sell such an important player without the possibility of buying another player at the same level, so I hope Eden will stay for this season”.

“I think that Eden is ready to play for 50 or 60 minutes, I don’t know about 90 minutes, but he can start. I am happy with him if he wants to play. I think it’s the right way to think for him but I have to think for everybody”.

Hazard was crucial in providing assists for Pedro and Marcos Alonso respectively against Huddersfield Town and Arsenal so far.

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Mateo Kovacic hopes that he will be able to kick on at Chelsea following his season-long loan move from Real Madrid

The Croatia international moved to Stamford Bridge in this summer transfer window thanks to the deal that brought  Thibaut Courtois to Santiago Bernabéu for around £35million.

Kovacic did not feature regularly with the European champions as they have the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro starting ahead of him: this caused frustration and disillusion to him.

The former Inter player impressed in his debut against Arsenal and hopes to have gained the trust of Blues boss Maurizio Sarri:

“It was important that after three years of inconsistency in playing time in Madrid I’ve got into a team that wants me and a coach who wants and trusts me. That’s how Chelsea happened,” Kovacic told sports channel Sport Klub.

“That’s what I really need now and I want to keep it that way,” he stressed.

“He’s known me for a long time and that’s what matters in my opinion. The squad is phenomenal with many great players,  that is why is wasn’t so hard to adapt quickly.

“The tempo is higher and there is more space, but it is not hard to adapt when you are surrounded by great players.”

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The Times reveals Chelsea star Eden Hazard will stay at Stamford Bridge to one condition: to be guaranteed regular Champions League football.
The Blues failed to qualify for the top European competition last campaign and will play in Europa League this season, but Hazard won’t stand not playing Champions League for two years in a row, so if Chelsea will fail to reach Premier League top four again he will move elsewhere, probably to Real Madrid, who have been waiting for him for over two years.

The same report claims Hazard is mulling over a new £300,000-a-week contract ahead of the expiration of his current deal in 2020 but he remains keen on a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid or FC Barcelona in the future.

Hazard recently ruled out an imminent move to Spain, claiming he is happy at Chelsea, but  didn’t commit to the Blues for life, confirming that a transfer could be possible in the near future.

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Chelsea will reportedly turn down “all offers” for his Spanish star Marcos Alonso this summer amid speculations he is a target for both Madrid clubs: Real and Atletico.

The Daily Mail reports the Blues have “no interest” in parting with the left-back, who is attracting interest from the Spanish capital, where the transfer window remains open until the end of the month.

Spanish outlet AS reported Alonso – who grew up as a footballer in the Real Madrid academy- had emerged as a target for both Lopetegui and Simeone clubs with a potential price tag of just €30 million (£26.9 million) but Chelsea are keen to keep him for the rest of the season.

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