Antonio Conte confident Hazard will stay at Chelsea

Real Madrid are believed to be interested in the Belgian winger.

Antonio Conte confident Hazard will stay at Chelsea

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Antonio Conte is confident that Eden Hazard will remain with Chelsea, despite rumours that Spanish giants Real Madrid are keen to acquire him.

Chelsea currently hold a 10-point lead at the summit of the Premier League table, and Hazard is showing exceptional form so far this season.

He could also be in contention to win a second PFA Footballer of the Year award.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Conte said that rumours of Real Madrid's apparent interest in the winger, are merely aimed at trying 'to create difficulty in the mind of the player.'

"The only thing I can say is that Eden is just our player and we are happy with him. He's happy with us and I don't see (any) problems about him.

He added that talk of players being linked with moves to another club is normal, but stressed that he has no fears about the current speculation.

"I think we have great experience to face this situation and also my players have this experience. It's normal, it's logical in this part of the season to start rumours about our players and I'm very happy because it means we are doing a great job with my players.

"If Chelsea players requested about players from the other team, it means they are doing very well.

"We are a great club with great ambition. There is a great will to do great things in the future but we have to do great things in the present because don't forget, there are 10 games to play and we hope to finish the season with a great success for us, for the club and for the fans.

These rumours are partly fuelled by a report which appeared in Spanish newspaper Marca, stating that Chelsea would be willing to sell Hazard to the Spanish side.