Hazard poised to extend Chelsea stay confirms Mourinho

After mounting speculation about Eden Hazard’s future Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed the player is poised to sign a new deal with the club, the BBC is reporting.

The likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain were linked with big money offers for the Belgian in the summer but it appears that he will be a Stamford Bridge player for the foreseeable future.

The player will reportedly sign a five year contract worth around £200,000 a week taking his spell at Chelsea to seven years having joined from French side Lille in 2012.

And Mourinho now believes the path is set for the 23-year-old to become one if the club’s greatest ever players providing success follows his performances.

He said: “He will sign. My club always told me that the situation would finish with a new contract, so I was never worried about that.

“I don’t know players who are considered legends in clubs without winning titles, so he has to do that but the potential, I think, everybody knows.

“He needs to win titles.”

Hazard helped the club bag the 2013 Europa League title in his first season with the club while scooping the PFA Young Player of the Year award last term.

And with the Blues having lost just one game so far this season, looks set to add to his Chelsea trophy collection this year.

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