Chelsea won't be bullied into selling Hazard, says Keown

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Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown has insisted that Chelsea won't be bullied into selling star man Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, reports The Daily Mail

It was reported late last year that the Spanish giants were preparing to make a mega move for the Blues winger, however Keown doesn't think the Blues will part ways with their key man. 

Hazard has been in sensational form for Chelsea in recent time, and has helped the Blues move within two points of Premier League title rivals Arsenal at the top of the table. 

And Keown believes that there's no way Chelsea will part ways with the superstar as they have the financial muscle to keep him at Stamford Bridge. 

Keown was taking part in a question and answer session with the Daily Mail and when asked as to whether he thought Chelsea would be bullied into selling Hazard, he said: "No, not at all. It doesn't happen from a financial point of view with Chelsea.

"If you look at when Abramovich came here in the early 2000s they spent big from the off.

"When people have that amount of money, even with this FFP that's come in, they let Mata go because they didn't believe in him enough.

"The money helped balance the books.

"Hazard is now proving to be one of the best players in the Premier League. There's no way a team with that kind of financial muscle allows him to leave."

Chelsea and Hazard will be in this weekend as they look to build on their fine 1-0 victory at the Etihad on Monday night. Jose Mourinho's side take on Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge as they look to make it back-to-back wins. 

Meanwhile, Keown's old club and Chelsea's title rivals Arsenal, will be looking to steer clear at the top of the league with a win against high-flying Liverpool at Anfield. Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head in the lunch time kick off on Merseyside. 

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