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Jose Mourinho on Hazard's new contract and Fabregas' Arsenal return


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Eden Hazard's contract extension is a clear sign of intent as to what the Blues want to achieve next season.

The 24-year-old put an end to the rumours of a summer exit after he signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the club.

He was linked with a possible move to Spanish giants Real Madrid but Mourinho says the player is fully committed to Chelsea.

"[Eden] Hazard just signed a new contract and we didn't put a gun against his head, he had lots of time to think about it and he had his family to assist him in his analysis," Mourinho said on Friday.

"He likes Chelsea, the team and the league and he made a commitment for the future of the team by signing a very good contract. I don't think he is interested in going."

Asked to comment on Cesc Fabregas' return to the Emirates, the Portuguese added: "I know why [Cesc] Fabregas chose Chelsea but I don't know why he didn't choose Arsenal.

"I can only speak about what we promised him and what he promised us, I cannot speak about his time at Arsenal, the decision that made him leave and the decision that stopped him going back.

"I don't know if it was the manager's decision or his, I just told him we are going to be very adapted to his style of play and he is to be an important player in our project, and normally good projects always end with titles and he was looking for that.

"I don't know what reception he will get on Sunday but I am not worried for him.

"Frank Lampard played at Stamford Bridge without any problem and with a good reception and I don't see why Fabregas can't have the same at the Emirates.

"But if he has some bad reactions I think he is one to the players more than ready. He played in Barcelona with an Arsenal shirt so I don't see why he can't play at the Emirates with a Chelsea shirt."

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