Eden Hazard has insisted that he'd be the world's happiest man if Chelsea completed the signing of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.
As reported by the Mirror, the Blues winger, who secured the Player of the Year award in the Premier League this past season, is seemingly desperate to play alongside with his international teammate at club level.
The long term future of Benteke, of course, has been placed in some doubt of late, with a number of England's elite clubs reportedly interested in his signature.
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It remains to be seen as to whether Chelsea want to land the forward in the upcoming window, but it certainly appears that the duo of Manchester United and Liverpool are admirers of the player, who enjoyed a fine second half of the campaign under Tim Sherwood.
Hazard, though, wants to see the front man at the Bridge, as he told reporters in Belgium: "If Christian signs with us, I would be the happiest man in the world.
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"I have a great relationship with him and would like nothing better than to play with him. Christian is 25. He is at an age where he has to make a good career choice.
"Not that Aston Villa is a small club but he has already played many great games and can now play in the Champions League."
Hazard, of course, is set to feature against Wales in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but he's insisted that he's not going to complain as he was handed a rest after helping the Blues secure the Premier League title at the back end of last season.
He continued by saying: "If you play matches in England, I can assure you it is tough. Small games do not exist here," he added.
"It is always full 90 minutes. The competition requires so much energy that we might fall short in Europe.
"I cannot complain because we were given a few days holiday after winning the title."
Mourinho should swoop
One thing's for sure, Blues tactician Jose Mourinho should make his move for Benteke as he goes about replacing Didier Drogba at the Bridge.
At the end of the day, Chelsea are most certainly in need of improvement in the attacking department, and the Belgian ace would prove a fine coup for the Stamford Bridge outfit, as they go about retaining their Premier League title.
Of course, with the player's buy-out clause set for £32.5m, he won't come cheap, but he may well be worth the risk for the west London outfit.
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