Blues boss confident Belgian will sign new deal.
Jose Mourinho has moved to quash talk of a possible Eden Hazard exit by reaffirming the Belgian’s desire to remain at Chelsea according to Goal.com.
The 23 year old has been offered a Blues contract that would make him the highest paid player in the club’s history but as yet has not put pen to paper on the deal.
Mourinho had made some comments following Chelsea’s 5-3 loss to Tottenham that may have led some to fear Hazard leaving, chiefly in relation to the rough treatment the attacker comes in for, but the Chelsea manager is confident the PSG target is going nowhere, stating;
“I think he loves it here. I think so,” Mourinho told reporters.
“I think, I hope [he will stay].”
On the subject of Hazard coming in for a few crunching tackles of late Mourinho added;
“Sometimes a yellow card is a consequence of violent conduct, but I also think that accumulation of small fouls is also violent conduct.
“The kid is suffering the consequences of that, but playing amazingly well.
“[Against Tottenham] he was amazing. Even in the second half, with a difficult result to face, and to have the determination to keep believing till the end. He was fantastic.”