11am Chelsea news and transfer gossip: Eden Hazard not leaving in January, Alvaro Morata’s English help, get Antonio Conte out, John Terry Villa job threat

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EDEN Hazard has spoken out again about his proposed move to Real Madrid – and this time it sounds like good news for Blues fans.


Thursday January 01, 1970

Get all the latest on the Belgian’s future and the best of the rest from Stamford Bridge with our daily round-up.


Thursday January 01, 1970

Real Madrid want to sign Eden Hazard this season
Real Madrid want to sign Eden Hazard this season
Reuters

NO-SAJ

MAURIZIO SARRI had wanted to take Elseid Hysaj to Chelsea from Napoli, along with Jorginho.

But the Albanian full-back’s agent claims the move was blocked, with the Italian club’s president not letting two star names go to Stamford Bridge.

MOR GOALS

CHELSEA’S Spanish ace Alvaro Morata has been receiving some tips from England’s striker coach Allan Russell, just days before their two nations face off.


Thursday January 01, 1970

The 25-year-old has scored just 19 goals since joining the Blues for a then-club record fee from Real Madrid in 2017.

EDEN NOWHERE

EDEN HAZARD has handed Chelsea a massive boost by declaring he will not leave the club in January.

The Belgium superstar is wanted by Real Madrid with the European Champions on a stretch of four games without a goal – but they might not get him when they want him.

ETHAN EEK

ETHAN AMPADU limped off in Wales’ 4-1 thumping to Spain last night with a knee problem.

The Blues starlet has impressed for the Welsh this season, but has yet to get a look-in under Maurizio Sarri.

NO BUCKS GIVEN

CHELSEA chairman Bruce Buck says his club should not join the ‘great unwashed’ and be hampered by Financial Fair Play.

‘UNNECESSARILY RIGID’

THREE out of five Chelsea fans believe the club was right to ditch Antonio Conte as manager this summer.

Blues supporters were fed up with the “negative” approach under Conte and blamed him for the surrender of their proud long unbeaten home record against bitter rivals Spurs.

3’S A CROWD

JOHN TERRY’S new role as Aston Villa has been thrown into doubt after Dean Smith appointed his own assistant manager.

Richard O’Kelly will leave Brentford to become Smith’s No2 at Villa Park despite the club announcing that the Chelsea legend would fill that role.


RAM RAID

CHELSEA and Liverpool will reportedly have to fight it out with Juventus for Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey.

The Welsh midfielder will be a free agent in May when his contract at The Emirates expires.

STAM-PING DOWN

CHELSEA want to replace blanket bans for racist Blues fans with educational trips to Nazi death camp Auschwitz.

Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich, who is Jewish, has spearheaded a new initiative to combat anti-Semitism at the club.