Chelsea star Courtois spurns Hazard transfer rumours

Chelsea star Courtois spurns Hazard transfer rumours

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Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois made some crucial saves against Manchester City despite an unexpected goalkeeping error in Sergio Aguero’s equalizer at 25′ which ruined his great performance.

The Belgian star, when asked about Chelsea teammate and compatriot Eden Hazard, told Standard Sport: “Yes. Eden is one of the best players in the world. Chelsea have ambitions to win the Champions League again and always look to play for the title. If you want to do that, you need the biggest players and he is obviously a big part of that.”

It is understood Real Madrid are hoping they can sign Hazard in the next transfer window, but Courtois claimed: “Eden is not affected by it. They are just rumours. He is just calm. He knows that he is important to Chelsea, like I do”. 

“We are both very happy to be here. This was my 100th game for Chelsea and I hope for many more” added Courtois, who has been heavily linked with a move to La Liga too.

Hazard was named man of the match against Manchester City: “Eden is a great player and showed it again against Manchester City – Courtois added – It was a great first goal. His penalty was from the rebound, which reminded me a bit of what happened against Crystal Palace when we clinched the League two years ago. Hopefully it will go the same way”. 

“He is fantastic, but he works hard for the team too and did a lot defensively, which is what we need from him. I am very happy for him.”