Chelsea star set to reject new contract for Real Madrid move

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Chelsea forward Eden Hazard's future at the club has been thrown into doubt amid reports that he has rejected a contract extension.

"As of right now, there is no contact from Real Madrid". Otherwise, everyone has to give a different opinion.

"This is a private conversation between the player, the agent and the club".

The Belgian global has been sensational since Antonio Conte's arrival, and is so far unwilling to sign a new deal with the Blues.

Meanwhile, on the pitch, Hazard hasn't scored in his last seven games despite starting some matches as a "false 9" up front in place of the previously injured Alvaro Morata. Antonio Conte might just have to start a hunt for a new goalkeeper before the season ends.

It has been suggested that Hazard could one day claim the award himself, but Conte said there was still room for improvement and told a news conference: "He could score more".

Chelsea had been interested in Virgil van Dijk and asked whether the Dutchman's £75million move to Liverpool makes his own task even harder, Conte said: "It doesn't change".

Conte says that he is hopeful Courtois will stay at Stamford Bridge, as he thinks he is one of the world's best, per Miguel Delaney at the Independent. "To continue to see this situation for many years".

Chelsea had previously targeted Virgil van Dijk but he has since come to a £75 million agreement to move from Southampton to Liverpool in the January transfer window. "It will be very important to continue with these types of players especially for your ambition to try to compete for something important". On the other hand, there is the club and the transfer market.

"I'm proud to have him in my team and my squad, I'm very happy to work with him".

Emulating the exploits of Madrid's five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo and his Barcelona counterpart Messi is something a player of Hazard's considerable talents can plausibly aspire towards more than most, but Conte sees room for improvement for a forward with eight goals to his name across 25 appearances in all competitions this season.

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