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Jose Mourinho determined to keep Eden Hazard

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Jose Mourinho has delivered a huge boost to Chelsea fans after confirming that he has no intention of allowing Eden Hazard to leave for PSG.

The Belgium international had a superb season for Chelsea last season, which culminated in him winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award as well as Chelsea's inhouse Player of the Season award.

HIs fantastic form drew the attention of the big spending Parisian club, who were rumoured to be preparing a massive £68 million offer to tempt Chelsea into selling their star player.

However, Mourinho has confirmed that Hazard will not be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge. This comes despite the fact that the Chelsea boss openly criticised Hazard for not giving his all to the team.

He told L'Equipe: "Just because I say that Eden does not have everything, it doesn't mean I don't want him.

"He has fantastic potential and will express it at Chelsea. For him, as for others, the door is closed. People who know me know that, when I say that, I mean it."

The confirmation that Mourinho won't sell Hazard will come as a huge relief to worried Chelsea fans, who have already seen a number of stars depart simply because Mourinho said so.

Most notably, Mourinho sold Chelsea's two-time player of the season Juan Mata to arch-rivals Manchester United. There was little reason behind the sale other than the fact that Mourinho wasn't convinced by Mata's playing style.

The sale baffled the Stamford Bridge terraces and left fans worried that the same would be about to happen to Hazard.

Mourinho opened up a can of worms after saying Hazard didn't give 100 per cent to the team after their Champions League semi-final loss to Atletico Madrid. It looked like a Mata-esque situation was developing.

Not only has Mourinho sent Mata packing, he has also shown the door to Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard and rumours of an imminent departure for Petr Cech simply won't go away.

There is no denying that Mourinho is a ruthless manager and the prospect of Hazard leaving was very real until the Special One decided to confirm his attentions earlier this week.

This may represent a small amount of leniency from the former Real Madrid manager or maybe he considers Hazard an exception to the rule. Either way, Mourinho should dance carefully around the Belgian as he has often flirted with the idea of playing at Parc des Princes on a more regular basis.

Hazard would stand to earn more money as well as earn a return to France where he first stepped into football's limelight with Lille. However, it appears that Hazard is, too, happy to stay at Chelsea.

"I am staying at Chelsea, [that is] 100 per cent sure," he told Le Derniere Heure on Monday. "I am in discussions with Chelsea for a new contract.

"It is only the beginning of the talks right now so we have got time but the fact that Chelsea have offered me a new deal means that they have got a lot of confidence in me that I can do a good job and that they can count on me."

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