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Jose Mourinho rules out Cavani swap deal with Eden Hazard

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is a fan of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani - but insists there is no chance of a summer swap deal for Eden Hazard.

The Blues are likely to be in the market for a striker in the summer, and have been linked with a move for Cavani.

Chelsea were heavily linked with the hotshot striker during his time with Napoli, but eventually missed out on him to PSG.

A move for the Uruguayan would be difficult - he only joined the Ligue 1 leaders in the summer for a fee in excess of £50 million, putting pen to paper on a five year deal.

One possible workaround that has been suggested is a swap deal for on-fire Chelsea Eden Hazard.

The 23-year-old has 14 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions this season, and will be key to Chelsea's hopes of securing their first Premier League title since 2010.

Given his form this term Mourinho insists that there is no chance that he'll let the former Lille man leave anytime soon.

When quizzed in an interview with Canal+ over whether Hazard will be allowed to leave Chelsea as part of a swap deal for Cavani, Mourinho replied: "No, no. Eden is something else. This is the guy we want to have for 10 years, by his style of play and personality.

"We want to build the team around him."

Chelsea will turn their attention away from their Premier League title tilt and towards their Champions League campaign this week.

They take on Turkish outfit Galatasaray in Istanbul on Wednesday.

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Paris Saint-Germain
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Eden Hazard
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