Antonio Conte Talks Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois Rumours

Chelsea 5 Stoke City 0 Conte's men cruise past under-strength Potters

Chelsea star, Eden Hazard has rejected a contract extension with the Blues because the Belgium International wants to be available if Real Madrid wants to sign him in January transfer window.

The 26-year-old has been with Chelsea since 2012, and has just over two-years left on his current deal - but so far a new contract has not been agreed - despite efforts from club.

Speaking to Le Capitale about his son future at Chelsea, Thierry Hazard said: "What I can say about it is that he hasn't signed a contract extension with Chelsea because he wants to be available if there's a potential interest from Real Madrid". Real Madrid have made their interest clear and will give him the No.10 role of the playmaker who runs into space and scores from distance if players such as James and Isco leave.

The future of fellow Belgium worldwide Thibaut Courtois also remains the subject of speculation, and Conte added: "Courtois has a contract, also for next season, with the club". The massive Eden Hazard transfer gets another view in other Chelsea news and in more news from Manchester, Joe Hart's future seems to be up in the air.

Conte also said he felt he could help Hazard hit the goal-scoring heights if he stayed at Chelsea.




Asked about Hazard senior's comments, Conte said: "This is a private conversation - between the club and the player, and the agent of the player".

"Me and my staff are proud to have him as goalkeeper and we are proud to create this synergy, this link between three fantastic goalkeepers [Courtois, Willy Caballero and Eduardo]". The Saints have struggled for goals this season and in order to solve their scoring issues, Mauricio Pellegrino has earmarked two players with Premier League experience. I see now only one way to improve my team - to continue to work with this mentality, this desire, this will.

"It doesn't change. For us, I repeat, it's very important to look at ourselves and then try to find the right way to improve", he said.

Chelsea host Stoke on Saturday, when they are expected to still be without David Luiz and Charly Musonda owing to respective knee and groin injuries.

He said: 'I think, in this league, to finish in the top four will always be a successful season.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top World Health Organization consider recognizing "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition
Dec 29, 2017 - 01:03
The video game industry brings in close to 100 billion a year and there are no signs of it slowing down. Like with other addictive behavior, increased priority given to the behavior is also a symptom.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool FC agree £75m world record deal for Virgil van Dijk
Dec 28, 2017 - 00:51
Liverpool have announced they will sign Virgil van Dijk , the Southampton defender, when the transfer window opens on January 1. This prompted the Saints to complain to the Premier League and Liverpool to apologise and agree not to pursue the signing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top British woman accused of drug smuggling into Egypt jailed for three years
Dec 28, 2017 - 00:48
Plummer was detained on arriving at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada for a holiday with her partner, Omar Caboo. She said the family were trying to find out more details about what happened in the courtroom on Tuesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WhatsApp will stop working on certain phones from January
Dec 28, 2017 - 00:47
If you have been looking for a good reason to jump ship to a different mobile OS, you've just been given another reason to do so. If you are using one of the affected models, you will need to upgrade to a newer OS to ensure ongoing support.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump questions FBI's integrity in Russian Federation investigation
Dec 27, 2017 - 02:09
Fusion GPS was already conducting such work for the right-leaning Washington Free Beacon. FBI CANNOT (after all this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here are the most popular products from Amazon's 'biggest ever' holiday season
Dec 27, 2017 - 01:39
Amazon kept its numbers fairly general, but the report gives a glimpse into device use and sales, as well as Prime membership. In the US , more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes helped get holiday orders to customers this season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Christmas celebrated in Odisha
Dec 26, 2017 - 01:36
Shah said the officials of the Tourism department would also attend travel and trade fairs to woo more tourists to Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished people on Christmas, saying, "We remember the noble teachings of Lord Christ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tunisia Bans UAE Emirates Airline From Landing In Tunis
Dec 25, 2017 - 16:34
Different media reports say that female Tunisians were also banned from boarding flights transiting through UAE airports. Subsequently Tunisian civil organisations and political parties called on the government to take action.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jio New Year Dhamaka offer
Dec 25, 2017 - 16:32
As the telecom battle gets stiff, major service providers have started pushing dirt cheap offers, each passing day. With 1GB data per day and unlimited calling, the plans will take care of all their communication needs".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I
Dec 25, 2017 - 16:31
Gunaratne had a lucky reprieve when he was let off by MS Dhoni while trying to cut Kuldeep Yadav when the batsman was on 11. Dhoni was once again the man to hit the winning shot as India were given a scare by the Sri Lankans in Mumbai .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Corey Lewandowski Accused of Butt 'Smack' (Twice) by Trump Supporter
Dec 24, 2017 - 01:12
Villa said she warned Lewandowski that she could report him for sexual harassment. And NBC's request for comment from Lewandowski was not immediately returned.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dozens of firefighters tackle large blaze at London Zoo cafe
Dec 24, 2017 - 01:06
The zoo said an aardvark, called Misha , had died in the fire and that four meerkats were unaccounted for. A spokesperson for the zoo confirmed animals were in the vicinity but did not comment on their safety.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Long Island Iced Tea changing name to Long Blockchain
Dec 24, 2017 - 00:58
Each of these companies' shares have experienced a significant boost after changing their name and announcing their shift. The company could not be reached at this time and so far we have not heard back from the SEC for comment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kim Zolciak Gushes Over Pal Khloe Kardashian's Pregnancy
Dec 23, 2017 - 01:01
Kris Jenner could not be more excited for her daughter Khloe Kardashian's first pregnancy. On top of it, to be in such a great place in her personal life is unbelievable .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White House Official Explains Reason Behind Delay of Pence's Mid East Visit
Dec 21, 2017 - 01:02
Pence was expected to travel to Egypt on Wednesday to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi before travelling to Israel. Palestinians have also planned to hold mass protests in the West Bank against the USA during Pence's visit.