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With Real Madrid keen on Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Chelsea are eager to tie the 26-year-old to a new contract.

Hazard’s deal runs out in 2020, and fellow Belgian Thibaut Courtois’ contract runs out in 2019, and Chelsea are keen on keeping the Belgians.

Courtois has admitted that he has also been urging Hazard to sign a new deal, and Hazard has been doing same to him.

He told the London Evening Standard: “Do Eden and I encourage each other to sign? Yes. He will say ‘if you sign, I will sign’ and I say the same to him!

“I think we are both happy at Chelsea, we both have a good part to play.

“We have been champions twice in the four seasons I have been here and can have our peak years together at Chelsea.”

Courtois also admitted that it will be a disaster to lose Hazard.

Courtois added: “Losing a player like Eden would be bad for us, the club.

“Eden is irreplaceable. With the money he will raise, you can buy five players but none of them will be like Eden.

“It would be like Barcelona losing Lionel Messi or Real Madrid losing Cristiano Ronaldo.

“If you excel, there will always be teams interested in signing the biggest players.

“But that’s why if Chelsea have ambition to be the best club in the world, these kind of players have to stay.”

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