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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

'I want to know': Eden Hazard wants clarity on Conte's future at Chelsea

Belgian forward says he wants to know Italian's position at Stamford Bridge but is 'focused on the World Cup'

Belgium forward Eden Hazard says he wants clarity on Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Belgium forward Eden Hazard says he wants clarity on Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea. Emmanuel Dunand / AFP

Eden Hazard wants clarity on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's position at the club, as well as what signings they plan to make in the summer, before he makes his mind up about his own long-term future.

Conte won the Premier League in his first season at Chelsea but his future is unclear after they finished fifth last season and failed to qualify for the Uefa Champions League.

When asked if his future at the club depended on who was in charge at Chelsea next season, Hazard told British media: "Yeah I want to know. I want to know, but like I say I am focused on the World Cup.

"If we have something new - manager or players - it is always good to know it because I want players that can [help bring success back to] Chelsea next season."

Hazard, 27, will be a key figure for Belgium as they take on England, Panama and Tunisia in Group G at the World Cup.

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