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Jose Mourinho thinks Eden Hazard is happy at Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho says he thinks Eden Hazard is happy at Chelsea despite the ongoing concerns with how Premier League defenders treat him.

Hazard has been consistently linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge since his emergence as one of the top young players in the world. Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are both reportedly willing to pay £70 million for the 23-year-old, which Jose Mourinho seems unmoved by.

Instead, Chelsea are trying to tie Hazard down to a long-term contract at the club, offering him a huge deal worth £200,000-a-week. That deal is believed to be agreed in principle but is yet to be confirmed.

"Maybe one day we won't have Eden Hazard"

Protection needed

Mourinho has previously said that Hazard is almost certain to sign the deal that is currently on the table but has also suggested that he could leave as a result of the lack of protection Premier League referees offer him.

The Chelsea manager recently said: "The way, match after match, he's being punished by opponents and he's not being protected by referees, maybe one day we won't have Eden Hazard.

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"It's one, two, three, four, five, 10 aggressive fouls against him. They kick and kick and kick, and the kid resists."

"I think he loves it here. I think so"

But despite that, Mourinho believes that Hazard is very happy playing in west London. As a result, the Special One is confident the Belgium international will reject advances from abroad to agree a new contract.

Mourinho told reporters: "I think he loves it here. I think so.

"I think, I hope [he will stay]."

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Real Madrid
Eden Hazard
Jose Mourinho
Chelsea
Premier League
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