It feels as if one player’s transfer has all of Europe’s big clubs on alert, as Barcelona are being linked with a number of top players who could be signed to replace Neymar at the Blaugrana.
Chelsea are among those… worrying, with the Catalan club reportedly interested in Eden Hazard.
He is very happy to stay with us and to play for Chelsea
Antonio Conte said a few days ago when asked about the Belgium international and the rumors that other top clubs were eyeing him. Just before Chelsea’s Community Shield game against Arsenal though, the Italian manager sounded different, more cautious.
Eden Hazard is a really top player, but I repeat I am the coach and I can give my opinion. But the final decision is always the club’s
Conte told reporters, fully aware of the fact that his wish alone to keep Hazard at Chelsea will not be enough for that to happen.
I expect Eden to play for Chelsea. It is not the right moment to lose a player or players
the Italian manager added. Meanwhile, the player himself has remained quiet, focusing on Chelsea’s preparation for the new season, in which the Blues will have Champions League football as well, unlike last season that they had no international obligations.