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Antonio Conte refuses to be drawn on Eden Hazard’s future after his father claimed he refused a new Chelsea contract

Blues chief was also asked about Thibaut Courtois as the Belgian duo are linked with Real Madrid

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte refused to respond to Thierry Hazard’s claims that his son had turned down a new contract.

The Blues chief has seen his star player linked with a move to Real Madrid – and fans are concerned.


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Antonio Conte could not give an update on Eden Hazard’s future

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Antonio Conte could not give an update on Eden Hazard’s future

But speaking ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Stoke, Conte would not provide any reassurance.

He said: “My answer is always the same. This is a private conversation between the club, the player and his agent.

“I’m proud to have him in my team, in my squad.

“He’s a really good guy with a lot of space for improvement, I am happy to work with him.”

Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid

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Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid

Hazard’s dad told Le Soir: “What I can reveal about Eden is that he refused a contract extension.

“This was so that, if necessary, he could follow the interest of Real, whom he could see himself playing for.

Antonio Conte is trying to keep hold of Thibaut Courtois

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Antonio Conte is trying to keep hold of Thibaut Courtois

“As of right now, there is no contact from Real Madrid. Eden is only one of the parties involved in his future.”

Thierry Hazard’s comments cast doubts over Eden’s Chelsea future

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Thierry Hazard’s comments cast doubts over Eden’s Chelsea future

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Hazard’s international team-mate Thibaut Courtois has also been linked with Real.

Conte, 48, added: “You are talking about two important players for us.

“It would be great to continue with these types of players, especially if you have the ambition to compete for something important”