Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Conte Says Hazard Move 'Just Rumour'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Conte Says Hazard Move 'Just Rumour'

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CHELSEA coach Antonio Conte has played down speculation linking Eden Hazard with a move to United.

Reports earlier this week suggested United manager Jose Mourinho had earmarked Hazard as an attacking option amid concerns over a lack of creativity in his squad. Mourinho is understood to want a 'magician' forward after missing out on a fourth signing in the summer.

Hazard is stalling on a new Chelsea contract and his deal with the Premier League champions expires in 2020. The 26-year-old worked with Mourinho for two-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge and the duo won the League Cup and Premier League together.

United signed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for a fee rising up to £40m in the summer and Mourinho has shown interest in winger Willian. …

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