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Antonio Conte makes Eden Hazard transfer decision

Antonio Conte makes Eden Hazard transfer decision

Conte to prevent Hazard sale this summer

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told Eden Hazard to forget about the prospect of joining Real Madrid in the summer so long as he is in charge of the club.

The Italian head coach has transformed the Blues into genuine title contenders this campaign following a mediocre 2015-16 season where they finished a lowly 10th in the standings.

Recent speculation suggested that Hazard could be paving way for a summer exit after having found himself a house in the Spanish capital ahead of a potential move to La Liga.

However, The Mirror reports that the attacker will not be leaving the club in the near future with Conte set to block his exit during the coming transfer window.

Conte is understood to communicated with owner Roman Abramovich over the situation and has issued a warning that he would leave Stamford Bridge if his demands are not followed.

Hazard is expected to undergo a late fitness to ensure he can feature against Crystal Palace in the Premier League encounter later this afternoon.