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According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard is keen on moving to Real Madrid.

The Belgian has seemingly had a dispute with manager Jose Mourinho over their approach to the game, with Hazard being substituted 59 minutes into the Blues 1-3 loss to Liverpool last Saturday.

After 16 games last season, Hazard had scored five and grabbed two assists. At the same stage this season, he has two assists to his name – but no goals.

The latest rumours come after weeks of speculation surrounding Hazard, who has bore scant resemblance to the PFA Player of the Year we saw last season.

Several papers have reported that the 24-year old is willing to force a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, provided Mourinho is still in charge by that time.

Hazard has a long-standing ambition to play for the Spanish giants he supported as a boy, having idolised reserve team coach Zinedine Zidane.


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According to the Daily Mail, Eden Hazard is determined to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid if Jose Mourinho remains at Stamford Bridge.

Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail claims that Chelsea ace is tired of Mourinho’s criticism and his football politics and he will try to change the club during January’s transfer window if the Portuguese coach remain in charge at Stamford Bridge.

It is said that Real Madrid are seriously interested in Belgium international and Hazard himself does not exclude such a move. What is more, former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has confirmed the club has spoken to Hazard recently.

Calderon told  beIN Sports:

“They are looking at him and, as far as I know, he has not said no.”

“We will wait and see.”




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Mourinho and Perez have a great relationship

Spanish football expert and Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague said that until Florentino Perez is in charge as Real Madrid chairman he will try to get back José Mourinho to the Santiago Bernabéu.

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Mourinho stayed at the Merengues for three years: his adventure in Spain ended in June 2013, when he came back to Chelsea, but the Portuguese manager always stated that he didn’t have a good personal experience in Madrid so it’s unlikely that he will come back in a place where he didn’t feel appreciated and had many issues both in his professional and personal life.

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Legendary Arsenal player Thierry Henry suggested that Chelsea players are disillusioned by Mourinho.Former striker has particularly pointed out, that Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic have special reasons to be dissatisfied.

Henry told Sky Sports :

“I see a team that is not buying into what Mourinho wants any more. Hazard and Nemanja Matic for example. Matic was substituted against Southampton then went to play for Serbia and got sent-off. He then got sent-off again at West Ham. Whether that was right or wrong, you can tell they are all on edge,”

“The body language of Hazard suggests that he doesn’t want to play in the same way. Maybe Mourinho has to deal with his main players not accepting the way he likes to play.”

“It’s very demanding for Hazard to track back, tuck in and play on the counter. Mourinho has shown he’s been very successful winning games that way but when you win the league and come back the year after you need to do more.”

However former Arsenal player is convinced that whatever is happening at Chelsea now and no matter what kind of difficulties the team is facing, Jose Mourinho should not be sacked as he has proven time and time again that he is a winner and among the best managers in the world.

“You have to give him the respect about what he’s achieved in the game. People forget that he won the treble with Inter Milan. Wherever he’s been, he’s won things. This is one of the first times he’s had to deal with a crisis at a club. I think he’s smart enough to deal with it. He has the team and the experience to recover. Let’s not forget what he’s achieved at Porto, at Inter Milan, at Real Madrid. It’s amazing,”


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Chelsea’s hopes of signing Isco have been reignited after the forward reportedly asked for a transfer away from Real Madrid.

Isco, who Chelsea tried to sign in the summer, wants a “change of scenery” according to Spanish football website Fichajes.com.

His future was the subject of speculation throughout the previous transfer window due to his lack of playing time under Carlo Ancelotti last season. He has since been brought back into the team by manager Rafael Benitez and has played in all of Real Madrid’s nine La Liga games so far. Despite that, the Spain international has his heart set on a move away from Spain and has also chosen England as his destination of choice.

Should Chelsea choose to pursue Isco again they will face competition from Arsenal who also inquired about his services last summer but were put off by the price.

A January purchase could well be what Chelsea need to perk up their as of yet dreadful season. There is even the possibility Isco could be used by Real Madrid as a bargaining chip in a player+cash deal to buy Eden Hazard, who is the club’s number one transfer target.

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Eden Hazard © Francesca Ceciarini

Manchester City and United are both interested in luring Eden Hazard away from Chelsea, according to reports in the English press today. 

Last season’s Player of the Year Hazard has had a terrible time of it this season and was recently dropped for the win over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. He has been linked with PSG in the past and is believed to be the number one transfer target of Real Madrid.

It is now come to pass that Chelsea’s Premiership rivals Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in signing the Belgian and believe they can do so. Hazard turned down advances from both clubs to join Chelsea in 2012.

City, currently favourites to take Chelsea’s Premiership crown, think the presence of Hazard’s international captain and teammate Vincent Kompany will be enough to tip the balance in their favour. United, meanwhile, are still in transition since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and are hoping to attract world class talent now they are back in the Champions League.

Reports in France suggest PSG will be the first to test Chelsea’s resolve with a bod of £70 million for Hazard in January. The 24-year-old recently signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

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Former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle believes Jose Mourinho must be careful with how he handles last year’s PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard amid interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Hazard, by a distance Chelsea’s best player last season as Mourinho’s side regained the Premiership crown, has this season been a shadow of the player that he was just a few months ago.

He was left out of last weekend’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa and this week has been one of fervent speculation regarding his future. ChelseaNews24 has reported that Real Madrid have made the Belgian their transfer priority this summer.

Hoddle, who managed Chelsea between 1993 and 1996, told ITV Sport that Mourinho must be careful not alienate hoe start player and that mismanagement of the situation may lead to one of Europe’s finest young players leaving Stamford Bridge.

“Mourinho has to be careful with Hazard and how he deals with him off the pitch,” Hoddle is quoted as saying.

He continued:

“If he does get too disgruntled, you could see him leaving Chelsea or wanting to leave Chelsea. Chelsea need him and the Premier League needs him.”

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Eden Hazard has heightened speculation of a future move to Real Madrid, and risked the wrath of Jose Mourinho, by liking an internet post suggesting that the La Liga club will try and sign him.

Hazard, who was left out of the squad for Saturday’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa, has had a terrible start to the season and has been the subject of rumours that he may be trying to manufacture a move away from Chelsea.

The speculation regarding post, which was entitled “According to Spanish media Eden Hazard is on Real Madrid’s radar for a 2016 transfer” was muddied later when it was claimed that Hazard only ‘liked’ the picture and not the report itself.

ChelseaNews24 reported yesterday that Real Madrid have made the Belgian their number one transfer target this summer.


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Chelsea boss José Mourinho recalled his history in the Champions League while speaking to UEFA.com

The triumph with Porto in 2004

It was perfect. Monaco started better than us, but after ten, 12 minutes we were completely in control. It was a fantastic moment for us. It was a pity that they couldn’t keep us, because if that team had stayed together, I don’t know what we could have done. After that victory I left, Deco left, [Paulo] Ferreira, [Ricardo] Carvalho, [Nuno] Valente and Costinha left – everyone left and the team disappeared, but the history doesn’t disappear.”

 Tre Treble with Inter in 2010 and his bond with the club 

“Inter supporters are special. The president is more than special. It was a real family and that season we did everything. We won everything.

“Against Bayern, it was the game of their lives for many of my players. It was the last chance for [Javier] Zanetti, [Marco] Materazzi, [Iván] Córdoba, [Cristian] Chivu and Maicon to do it. And we played that game with that mentality. We were not playing with XI, we were playing with thousands and thousands and thousands because Inter had waited a long time for that. We were very confident and it was a perfect way for me to leave such a club. A club I love so much.”

The semifinals lost with Real Madrid

“When I arrived at Real Madrid they hadn’t reached the quarter-finals for almost a decade and when we got Lyon in the last 16, the club was in panic. We went through that barrier and the club changed, the players changed. We thought we would win the competition. But in three consecutive years we reached the semi-finals, and for different reasons we didn’t manage to reach the final.

“The one that was really difficult was the one we lost on penalties [to Bayern]. It was a big disappointment, but when Real Madrid won it in 2014 the club deserved it. The club deserved it totally, and I was happy.”

His will to win Champions League with Chelsea

“I have a very good group, the relationships are very good. I think always that we have to go step by step, and the group phase is the first step. You have to finish in the top two and progress. When you get to the knockout stage, the unpredictability of every detail becomes fundamental. Only one can win, only two can reach the final. But that is the reality because this competition is the biggest competition in the world of football.”

The possible record to be the first manager to win three Champions League with three different clubs

“That’s not the objective – the objective is to win a third one, it’s not to have a record. If somebody does it before me, or if somebody wins it with four or five clubs, I don’t care about that. I just want to win it with the club where I am.”

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Radamel Falcao will call time on his miserable career in England in January and return to Monaco in order to consider his future, according to reports in the English press.

Falcao joined Chelsea on loan in the summer from the Ligue 1 side after failing to impress at Manchester United last season- he scored just 4 goals in 26 matches for the Red Devils in a season long loan move and has done no better at Stamford Bridge this term.

The 29-year-old has struggled for games and form with his only goal coming in a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. He has been relegated to third in the striking pecking order behind first choice Diego Costa and France international Loic Remy.

Falcao was once the most sought after striker in Europe after winning numerous domestic and European honours with Porto and Atletico Madrid.

In 2013, having just won the Spanish Cup with Atletico, beating Real Madrid in the final in what was Jose Mourinho’s penultimate game at Santiago Bernabeu, it was expected that the he would join one of the continent’s biggest clubs, but surprisingly joined Monaco.


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