Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has hinted Eden Hazard would be a Chelsea player next season after revealing Chelsea have told the players that no one would be sold this summer due to the transfer ban placed on the club.
FIFA banned Chelsea from registering new players for the next two transfer windows and fined the club £460,000 last month for breaching the rules around the transfer of minors.
Hazard is a top target for Real Madrid this summer but the Belgian is set to remain at the club with Chelsea unable to sign a replacement. Real Madrid have already submitted a bid for Hazard, who has stalled on signing a new contract, but Chelsea have rejected Madrid’s offer for Hazard.
Christensen, who has seen his playing time limited this season under Maurizio Sarri, has now revealed no player will be allowed to leave the club this summer.
“The situation I have ended up in has been very difficult to accept,” Christensen told Danish publication Ekstra Bladet.
“The messages we have received are that Chelsea cannot appeal the case and therefore want to keep all the players.”
Christensen has been a regular for Chelsea in the Europa League this season and he hopes to continue starting games in the tournament.
“I have tried to show myself on the training track, but it is difficult because it is limited how much we train with all the matches the team is going to play,” Christensen said.
“Now I have played the matches in the Europa League and hope it will continue as long as we are in the tournament.”