After a horrendous form in a Chelsea jersey last season, rumours had it that Chelsea star Eden Hazard could be on his way out of Chelsea, with Real Madrid waiting with open arms for the Belgian.
However, ESPN‘s Miguel Delaney has revealed that Antonio Conte wasn’t ready to sell Hazard from the get-go. He wrote: “When Antonio Conte sat down with the Chelsea hierarchy to start discussing the specifics of his new job, and what their transfer movements would be, he had one major condition. Club sources say the Italian insisted that Eden Hazard could not be sold no matter what. He was the single player whose exit could not possibly be sanctioned.”
The Belgian is in the form of his life, and stats have shown that he’s even doing better at the moment than two seasons ago when he helped Chelsea to win the league, winning the PFA Player of the Year as well.