Antonio Conte tells Eden Hazard to stay at Chelsea and help build a dynasty

Simon Collings
Antonio Conte (R) is desperate for Eden Hazard to stay at Chelsea  - Rex Features

Antonio Conte has told Eden Hazard to stay at Chelsea and help them build a dynasty in the best league in the world.

Hazard has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer this week after rediscovering his best form this season under Conte.

The Belgian has struck 11 times in the Premier League so far to help Chelsea climb to the top of the table and within touching distance of the title.

But, with interest from Real Madrid growing, Conte has now told Hazard to stay at Stamford Bridge because his ambitions can be met by Chelsea.

“Now it's a great challenge to win the Premier League, more difficult a challenge for a player or a coach than other leagues. I think this league is really top in all aspects,” said Conte.

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“Even if this club calls itself Real Madrid. We are in a great club. We have started to build something good for the future, and the ambitions of this club are the same as mine and my players.

“We stay in the right place if you want to be competitive in the game, be competitive in the future. I hope to play in the Champions League next season. 

“I'm sure about this, that you'd be staying in the right place, in a great club with great ambition. I can tell this with 100%.

“I think it's very important to stay, to feel that you stay in the right place with ambition. I think, I repeat, we are building something important together. 

“Now we are putting the foundations in. If we are able to win the league this season, I repeat, I think we will be doing an incredible path, an incredible thing, because we are at the moment a club in transition.”

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