GIROUD TELLS HAZARD TO STAY

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Eden Hazard’s future at Chelsea remains unsure, as the Belgian has told the club to sign quality players if they want him to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard has just two years left on his contract, and his teammate Olivier Giroud has urged him to remain at the club and continue their blossoming partnership.

“Of course I want Eden to stay — who doesn’t want to play with him?” Giroud said. “I want to carry on working on our partnership. The two of us have only been playing together a short time but we have a good relationship on the field. We play close together because that’s what the manager wants us to do.

“Obviously when we are in the same areas on the pitch we can find ourselves much better.

“We like to play together because we have a good understanding, we have different qualities that complement each other. It is easy to play with him. ‘Eden and I are good friends off the pitch as well. He is a nice person, he is easy to get along with. I knew him before I came to Chelsea.

“We fought for the title in France when I was at Montpellier and he was at Lille. I didn’t know him personally then but I never had any doubts that we would form a good understanding.”

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