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Jose Mourinho: Chelsea ready to extend Eden Hazard's contract


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho revealed the club are ready to offer midfielder Eden Hazard a new contract.

The 23-year-old was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in the summer but the Blues are ready to end all the speculation with a new agreement.

And according to the manager, the two parties are very close to reaching an agreement on a new contract.

"We have big hopes that he will go from a top player to reach higher levels.

"He's a kid that was always living on his natural talent. But from a certain moment he was starting to have some tactical education and mental education and it is big improvement he is having.

"Now his talent allows him to think about it and he can go from a top player to become one of the greats of his generation.

"We are proud he thinks Chelsea is the right environment for him.

"He's a player we want to keep. It's true Chelsea is trying to have an agreement for a new contract.

"It will be a question of time. It will end with a new contract.

"He wants to commit to us and we want to commit to him for the future."

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