Chelsea youngster Thorgan Hazard has not given up hope of forging a career at Stamford Bridge after revealing that he's only interested in extending his loan deal with Borussia Monchengladbach - rather than signing for them permanently.
The London Evening Standard reports how the 21-year-old Belgian says he still dreams of playing in the same Blues side as elder brother Eden, and that he's received positive assurances from Jose Mourinho, who has been in regular contact with his father.
Monchengladbach have already opened talks about the possibility of buying Hazard outright, after the talented winger impressed with four goals and seven assists so far this campaign.
However, judging by his latest comments it's clear that he's clinging on to the possibility that he could have a future at Chelsea one day, despite the fact he's yet to make a senior appearance since joining the west London club in 2012.
"Negotiations are under way [with Borussia Monchengladbach]," he confirmed. "I feel good at Gladbach and I need stability, which is not always the case in loan agreements. I have no desire to move to a new team and a new country.
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"I still dream of playing with Eden in the same team. My father is always in touch with [Jose] Mourinho and I heard that he appreciates me."
Thorgan moved to Chelsea from Lens the same summer that Eden arrived from Lille in a much more high-profile £32 million deal, but he's not been afforded the same opportunities as his sibling after being sent out on loan to Zulte Waregem for a period of two years.
He returned to England at the end of last season before being sent to Germany for the duration of the 2014/15 campaign, with a view to continuing his development in the Bundesliga.
According to The Express, Hazard junior could return to Chelsea earlier that expected as Mourinho has grown increasingly frustrated with under-performing stars like Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah, meaning the youngster's dreams could be realised sooner than he anticipated.
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