Chelsea Transfer News: Eden Hazard Discusses Potential Exit from Blues

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistJanuary 19, 2014

Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates his goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Hull City at the KC Stadium, Hull, England, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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Eden Hazard has ruled out a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the near future, saying that there is “no chance” he will be leaving Chelsea any time soon. 

The Belgian has been linked with a potential move to the French champions per Ed Maylon in The Mirror, but Chelsea fans will be delighted to hear he is committed to the Stamford Bridge outfit per Alex Young of

Every transfer window, people tell me that I will leave Chelsea. It is often to Paris Saint-Germain. PSG are a great club but I like Chelsea and there is no chance I will leave during January or in the summer.

After a maiden season in London that showed plenty of promise, Hazard has taken his game on again this campaign.

Under Mourinho he has become a much more rounded and mature player. Now he has considerable substance to his game in addition to the flicks, tricks and flair which makes him such a wonderful talent to watch.

Hazard's been wonderful to watch this season
Hazard's been wonderful to watch this seasonBogdan Maran/Associated Press

He’s starting to effect big games at key moments for Chelsea too. In recent weeks he has scored the equalizing goal against Liverpool, inspiring a Chelsea come-from-behind victory, before he smashed home the winner against Hull City in a 2-0 victory on the road.

Mourinho has made his Chelsea team cohesive and pragmatic as of late, looking to eradicate the defensive woes which punctured the Stamford Bridge outfit in the early part of the campaign. And whilst it’s all well and good making yourself a tough team to beat, you need to score goals too.

It’s a difficult task, and one which has been compounded by Chelsea’s striking woes. But Hazard has taken on the burden of creator and goalscorer, making him a crucial component in Mourinho’s set-up.

It’s why Chelsea supporters will have been a little concerned by Maylon’s article, which claims Hazard told the French magazine Le Parisien he would “certainly joining Paris next summer”. 

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But after Hazard’s latest mercurial showing against Hull City, Mourinho insisted he was going nowhere per Danny McCann of The Mirror:

The club doesn't want to sell him. Obviously the manager has that decision. Every manager wants players like him. I cannot put too much pressure on him to be man of the match every game or be the guy who opens the scoring

Hazard’s latest remarks seem to have put this rumour to bed and Hazard looks likely to play a key role in Chelsea’s title challenge for the remainder of the campaign.