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Hazard Vows to Leave Chelsea on Good Terms

Eden Hazard’s form so far this season has been nothing short of phenomenal, but such good performances bring more and more transfer rumours. The only side he is being linked to at the moment is Real Madrid, the same club that have been sniffing around the Belgian for a few years, and the player himself hasn’t ruled himself out of a future move.

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However, over the last week, Hazard has admitted that he won’t leave Stamford Bridge in January regardless of any concrete offers that his current employers might receive. The pint-sized wizard has said most recently that he will only leave the Blues “on good terms”, alluding to the fact that he will not force them into a sale.

He claimed that he was not allowed to leave West London following his sparkling World Cup showing, “Chelsea were clear to me, I could not leave, I accepted it,” he explained to Telefoot. “Leaving or staying, I knew I was going to be happy. I do not regret at all.

“I will never clash with a club. If I leave Chelsea, I will leave on good terms.”

It sounded almost like an indirect dig at his international team-mate, Thibaut Courtois, who left the club under a cloud of smoke over the summer. The towering goalkeeper went behind the back of the Chelsea officials and used the 12 months left on his contract to force through a move to the Spanish capital.

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After agreeing a six-year contract with Los Blancos, the former Atletico shot-stopper made it clear that he wanted Hazard to follow him and while he still might, it didn’t materialise straight away. The current Premier League leading scorer has said that he won’t jump into a decision whether it be over a new deal with Chelsea or a transfer to Real Madrid but it certainly looks like he’ll see out the 2018/19 campaign in London.

Blues International Signs Five-Year Contract Extension

Chelsea have been criticised, especially over the last few years, for their lack of developing Premier League talent and their tendency to ship out their best young stars on loan. However, they are trying to break this and first-team places for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ethan Ampadu are examples of that. On Wednesday morning, it was confirmed that the latter will remain with the Blues for the next five years, at least.

Maurizio Sarri Forced to Leave English Midfielder out of European Squad

With all the hype in the football world around the Champions League at the moment, the Europa League group stage returns on Thursday night and it involves an old friend this year: Chelsea. The Blues start their campaign with a trip to Greece to face PAOK in their opening Group L match but there’s no place for Danny Drinkwater in the squad which means he won’t feature in Europe for at least the first half of the season.

Famous Chelsea Crest Set to Undergo Another Redesign

Chelsea are understood to be entering a stage of redesigning their famous crest for the second time in 20 years. This comes after club officials have reportedly given the go-ahead for the badge to be given a fresh new look. If changes are made then the new look badge will be released ahead of the beginning of next season because adaptations will have to be made to the stadium, kits and everything else associated with the club.

Antonio Rudiger Labels Blues Teammate as Better than Ronaldo and Neymar

Chelsea have started the 2018/19 season in the best possible way as they have picked up maximum points from their opening four matches, a points tally matched only by Liverpool and surprisingly Watford. It comes as no shock that Eden Hazard has been in scintillating form for the Blues since his return from a near-perfect World Cup and his team-mate Antonio Rudiger has claimed that the ex-Lille winger is currently playing better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. 

Eden Hazard Needs Champions League Football to Agree Bumper Contract

The ongoing transfer story of the summer linked Eden Hazard with Real Madrid, a rumour that gained pace when his international team-mate Thibaut Courtois made the switch to the Spanish capital. However, with just a week and a half left of the La Liga window, Hazard looks to be staying put until January at least when Los Blancos will probably renew their interest in an attempt to unsettle the Belgium star.