Chelsea teen eyed up as the 'next Hazard'

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Belgian side Zulte Waregem will return to Chelsea to snap up a replacement for Thorgan Hazard this summer, according to reports in Belgium.

De Nieuwsblad claims Zulte Waregem manager Francky Dury has identified Chelsea teenager Charly Musonda as the perfect player to replace Hazard next season.

The younger Hazard has enjoyed a hugely successful spell in Belgium, scoring nine league goals so far, but he's set to return to England at the end of the season.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho reportedly wants him to go out on loan in England next term to continue his development.

And Dury wants to return to Chelsea to pick up the next big talent coming through the academy ranks at Stamford Bridge.

That player is reportedly Charly Musonda. The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest young players of Belgian nationality, and he's already begun training with the Chelsea first-team.

He won comparisons with Eden Hazard after a stunning solo effort in the FA Youth Cup for Chelsea last month, and the dazzling winger is one of the jewels in the academy crown at Chelsea.

With first-team chances difficult to come by and Thorgan Hazard a shining example of the benefits of regular senior football abroad, Mourinho may decide to send Musonda off next.

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