Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out any chance of Eden Hazard joining Manchester City.
Guardiola described Hazard as one of the best players in the world but doesn’t believe a move for Hazard can happen.
In the buildup to Saturday’s game between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, Hazard claimed he was the one thing missing from Guardiola’s Manchester City.
“That is not going to happen,” said the City manager. “I am agreeing with him. He said I’m so good and I am agreeing with him.
“Switch on the TV and look at him. You realise his qualities. He is one of the best players in the world.”
Speaking to Belgian broadcaster Play Sports, Hazard said this week: “City are all about team play. You can see a lot of movement from them. That creates spaces, they get their crosses in, and I think they have more answers that way.
“They also create more chances, and score more goals. But it’s true they don’t have an Eden Hazard. That is the difference!”
Guardiola also talked about Jorginho who rejected a move to the Etihad after months of negotiations, instead choosing to Chelsea.
“For me it is uncomfortable to speak about a player with another club,” said Guardiola. “We know it’s true. We spoke before the Community Shield and he decided to go there.
“I’m not going to say it is a bad decision. He knows the manager, he knows the club – Chelsea an exceptional club. So all the best.
“He did not come to compete with Fernandinho to be part of our team.”