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Chelsea star delivers huge blow after Real Madrid plea

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It’s not the best time for Chelsea at the minute, and things may well become even harder for the club if Thibaut Courtois makes good on his wishes to return to Madrid.

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It had been thought the goalkeeper and forward Eden Hazard would pen new deals with the Blues, but amid interest from Real Madrid, the goalie has been speaking about his family still being based in the Spanish capital, and admitted he would relish the chance to go back there one day.

Couple that with Chelsea’s form, a possible change in manager and the fact they may miss out on the Champions League next season – not to mention the money Real Madrid will be looking to spend in the summer, and Chelsea fans are right to be worried – and not just because it’s been suggested the possible replacement for Courtois could be Joe Hart.

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He spoke with Belgian magazine Sport/Foot, and gushed about Madrid.

“We agreed to meet again in February because the club had more urgent issues to deal with in January. 

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“I am under contract until 2019. Normally, there is no problem, I will prolong. I am happy here and I see a direction that still wants to win a lot of titles. 

“The signals are positive. Just their desire to extend also Eden Hazard, that reassures me.

“I said that by joking but we think a little bit both, anyway. When you talk about Barça, for everyone, it’s Lionel Messi. 

“When you talk about Real, it’s Ronaldo. And when you talk about Chelsea, for 90% of people, it’s Eden Hazard. Look at the number of times it makes the difference.

 “My personal situation is related to the city of Madrid, it’s known. My two children live there with their mom. I have my daughter every day on Facetime. She often tells me that I miss her. My son is still too small to communicate like that. 

“Whenever I have the opportunity, I try to make a return trip to Spain. As a situation, it is not always easy. Yes, my heart is in Madrid. It is logical and understandable.

“I understand that the rumours are coming back today, as we are talking about a new guardian there. But I do not pay much attention to that, I stay focused on Chelsea.

“I do not know [if there is real interest]. If they want me, they have to contact Chelsea. We’ll see. But they never did it. What is certain is that I will one day return to Madrid. I love Spain, I loved this city, I spent three wonderful years there. It is there that I became an adult. Atletico was a real group of friends. 

“We went out together, my teammates taught me a language I did not know at all when I arrived. When I left, I cried. My first days in London were not simple. England, when I arrived, it was colder, more business. Now, I feel very good here. I found my marks very well.

“If Real is really interested, my personal situation could affect, yes. The family aspect, it is priceless. 

“But I repeat to you that, for the moment, I’m busy talking to Chelsea to extend.”

 

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