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Just ahead of Red Devils trip to Stamford Bridge manager José Mourinho admits he would love to reunite with Chelsea star Eden Hazard at Manchester United but he is sure the Blues board won’t allow the Belgian star to move to Old Trafford:

“I would love to have him in Manchester United but I don’t think Chelsea will sell him to Man United so it’s a not problem. Chelsea is led by intelligent and experienced people in football and they would never sell Eden to Man United.”

The Special One continued to praise the Belgian during his pre-match press conference, claiming that when he plays at top levels, Chelsea are usually league champions:

“Very good results, top of the league and of course lots of good players, but history says that when Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion.”

“It happened with me and Antonio [Conte], and this season, it is still the beginning of course, but if he is the best player of the Premier League until now, which I think he is until now, Chelsea is top of the league because he is the kind of player who can make a huge difference.”

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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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Last season, David Luiz fell out of favour with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and was forced to watch from the sidelines as the Blues failed to qualify for Champions League.

The Brazilian defender told BT Sport how close he was to leaving Chelsea if the former Juventus boss had stayed:

“I had a contract with Chelsea. I had two offers from different clubs but I said to Chelsea I want to stay and so I’m going to wait and if Chelsea take a different manager I’m going to show them and stay in Chelsea and that’s what I did.”

Luiz is now a regular starter under new boss Maurizio Sarri and seems to have gained his confidence back.

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Speaking to BT Sports Chelsea star Eden Hazard reveals he wanted to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid last summer:

“I will tell you the truth. After the World Cup I wanted to leave because my dream is to play in Spain,” the Belgian said.

Then I spoke to the board and the manager and I said ‘I can stay no problem’. The new manager has come in and we are enjoying playing with him and I’m happy I stayed. I’ve got three years on my contract left.

“I love the club, the fans, the city and my teammates, I think, love me so it’s easy to stay. But if I leave or if I stay I will be happy. This club is now part of my life so we will see.”

“We have a good dressing room. There is not a lot of egos so to come here it is easy. He is one of the best managers in the world. He just asked me to score goals. I will try to score 20 and then maybe we can improve.”

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John Terry has turned down a move to Russian side Spartak Moscow for family reasons.

Last week Sky Sport Italia reported  that the former England and Chelsea captain was in talks over a one-year deal, with the option of an extra 12 months.

The former Blues skipper- who’s got two 12-year-old twins – underwent a medical in Rome last Friday but eventually decided he won’t move to Russia to stay closer to his family, who didn’t want to move to Moscow.

He wrote on Instagram: “After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season.

They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism. But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right move for ourselves at this time.”

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho’s agent has confirmed “it was all done” with Manchester City before moving to Stamford Bridge but Citizens couldn’t find a deal with Napoli.

The Italian international followed Maurizio Sarri from San Paolo to Stamford Bridge last summer, despite being in talks with Pep Guardiola‘s side for weeks.

“It was all done with Jorginho,” Joao Santos revealed to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“There was an agreement, but there was no agreement between the clubs. All parties have to agree, and one did not.

“Then Chelsea asked what the situation was after Sarri arrived and Jorginho went to London.

“He’s really enjoying it at Chelsea, the team is on a roll and has won four matches out of four. It’s a great start.

“Going to Chelsea was a unique opportunity, the career of a player is very short and now we hope for the best.”

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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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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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