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'No chance' Hazard is joining PSG - Mourinho

ESPN staff
January 10, 2014 « Rooney sent away for warm-weather training | Chartbeat test »
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Jose Mourinho has said there is "no chance" that Eden Hazard will leave Chelsea next year, despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain and reports from France that the Belgian attacker is interested in the move.

Le Parisien reported that Hazard had told one of his Chelsea teammates he is "almost certainly going to join Paris next summer", but Mourinho scotched such talk.

The Stamford Bridge manager claimed a combination of both the player's "crazy" value and the simple fact Chelsea are not interested in selling mean it will just not happen.

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"I'm not worried because if his value was around £40 million when Chelsea bought him, if two years later he's twice or three times better than he was when we bought him, I think his value is a crazy value, so Edin on top of that is not a player Chelsea is interesting in selling anyway. Our tag is not to sell, plus the crazy amount that he can value in this moment, I think no chance that Edin can leave."

Mourinho meanwhile insisted Chelsea will not put a bid in for Wayne Rooney this January, and stated that he will not allow either Juan Mata or Michael Essien to go on loan. In any case, he stated there have been no bids.

"I don't want to speak about it," Mourinho said of Rooney. "We play United in a few days and I don't think it's nice to speak about a United player.

"You have to ask him, ask the player, and United. They have a contract with the player that doesn't end at end of season. I think you have to speak with David [Moyes] and with them."

Mourinho did admit Kevin de Bruyne could be leaving, to join Wolfsburg for £17m it is understood, but denied interest in Inter's Fredy Guarin or FC Porto's Jackson Martinez.

"He has a chance to go," Mourinho said of De Bruyne. "He's a player that Chelsea have had a couple of proposals for. We keep analysing them. One coming to a level where we believe it can be a good situation for the player and also the club.

"He's a fantastic young player with lots of potential. I still say I will be happy to keep him and develop him but have to analyse the player's profile and personalty.

"Probably,he wants so much to go that maybe it's a good option to let him go in a very good deal for the club financially, because we bought him two years ago for a small fee and now have possibility to sell him for a very positive amount."

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