Chelsea transfer news: Blues do not have a buy-back clause on Belgium international

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Borussia Monchengladbach have stated that Chelsea do not have a buy-back clause included in Thorgan Hazard’s contract, according to the German outlet Express.

The Belgium international has been in impressive form this season for Monchengladbach with seven goals and three assists in 11 games.

Hazard also scored against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League last month.

The 23-year-old joined the Foals from Chelsea for a fee believed to be in the region of £5.9million (via Mirror). Meanwhile, Chelsea’s official website claimed that the London based club had inserted a buy-back clause in his contract, giving them first refusal.

However, Monchengladbach Director of Sport, Max Eberl has insisted that Chelsea do not have an option agreed to re-sign the 23-year-old.

“There is no clause. There is also no end date of anything [to trigger a clause],” Eberl told the Express.

“But we also need to make no secrets from it: If we get a top player from Chelsea, then Chelsea has of course again and again the possibility [to bid for the player], but actually there is nothing active!”

Furthermore, Hazard also stated that he is happy at Monchengladbach and has no intention of leaving in the near future.

“Chelsea? I’m not thinking about a move,” Hazard was quoted as saying by the Belgian publication Het Laatste Niuews.

“I’m happy in Germany. But I don’t know my limits at all.”

Monchengladbach have suffered back-to-back defeats against Barcelona and Schalke 04 over the past week. Hazard’s side take on take on HSV in their next Bundesliga fixture on October 15.

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