Eden Hazard has reportedly told Antonio Conte that he is prepared to stay at Chelsea next season.
The Belgian has endured a shocking fall from grace after being crowned double footballer of the year the previous season.
Hazard is yet to score a Premier League goal this term as the battle-weary Blues limp towards the finish line and a new dawn under incoming boss Conte.
Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have long been admirers of the forward but are understood to have baulked at Chelsea’s £70million asking price.
That has seen their interest cool in Hazard and The Times claims the 25-year-old has held positive talks with Conte and agreed to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Conte met with members of the Blues squad on a visit to the club’s Cobham training ground after being announced as the man to take over from Guus Hiddink.
His face-to-face meeting with Hazard is said to have been his most productive session and the player is now convinced he can rediscover his best form in England.
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Hazard has four years remaining on a lucrative contract in west London and Chelsea are in a good financial position, with no pressure to sell the former Lille star.
Hazard, who joined Chelsea for £32m in 2012, has been out for the last five weeks with a hip and groin problem and watched Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Man City from the stands.
He was not joined by team-mate Oscar though, despite the Brazilian international withdrawing from the squad on the day of the game.
Oscar was spotted driving away from the Bridge in the hours leading up to the game and looks increasingly likely to leave Chelsea this summer.
Juventus are interested in the playmaker and big-spending Chinese clubs are set to bid for the attacking midfielder again when the transfer window re-opens.
It is not clear whether Oscar and Hazard will be fit to face Bournemouth this coming weekend.