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£200,000-per-week midfielder confirms that he wants to be at Chelsea next season

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for Eden Hazard to stay at Chelsea for the foreseeable future...

The Belgian has been one of the Blues’ most important players since his arrival, with his fine performances under Antonio Conte proving vital as the Italian sealed a first place finish during his first season in England.

With good performances, though, often comes speculation – and many fans in the Transfer Tavern have been concerned that Hazard could look to move on this summer. After all, he has won almost everything that he can in England, and so a big money move could be seen as a natural progression.

However, it doesn’t look like that will be the case, with the Belgian confirming to Straits Times (ST) that he wants to stay at Chelsea next season. He said: “I’m good here…I think I’m gonna stay for a couple of years. I’m very happy”.

With Chelsea set to face a tough season next year, with the return of the Champions League and a quest to retain their Premier League title, Conte needs to ensure that all of his players stay at the club this summer – and so the fact that Hazard wants to stay is a huge boost.

Of course, Hazard – who reportedly earns £200,000-per-week – has been a regular under Conte this year, controlling the left-hands side of the Chelsea midfield. Having bagged 16 goals alongside 5 assists in the Premier League during the 2016/17 season, there is no doubting just how important he has been.

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