Jose Mourinho confirms Eden Hazard contract talks

Mourinho confirms Hazard talks
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirms that the club is hopeful that Eden Hazard will pen a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club is in talks with winger Eden Hazard over a contract extension.

It was reported on Monday that the Blues were keen to tie the Belgian international down to lucrative new terms at Stamford Bridge.

With the 23-year-old's current deal due to expire in 2017, Mourinho admits that he is hoping that Hazard will extend his stay in West London.

"It's true that Chelsea are trying to have an agreement for a longer contract," he told reporters. "We can feel every day his motivation improving. We have big hopes he can reach higher levels and become one of best."

Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille in 2012 for a fee thought to be in the region of £32m.

Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates alongside Branislav Ivanovic as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on September 13, 2014
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