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Eden Hazard only a 'nice pen' away from signing new contract at Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho

Utathya Nag
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3.22K   //    12 Feb 2015, 13:18 IST
Jose Mourinho says Eden Hazard is very close to signing a new contract with Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has shot down doubts over Eden Hazard signing a new deal with Chelsea by joking that a ‘nice pen’ is all that stands between the Belgian committing to Stamford Bridge. Hazard's representatives have been negotiating for months with the club officials.

The attacker is said to have been offered a new five-year contract worth £200,000-per-week but is yet to put pen on paper. Mourinho said, “I need a bit of time to go to Sloane Street and buy a proper pen. I just need time to buy the pen and after that I think there is not a long time to go!”

Hazard has been prolific for the Blues after signing from Lille in 2012, when he was 21-years-old. The winger has been in great form this year and has shown no indications that he wants to leave Stamford Bridge.

When he was asked earlier if he was concerned about the delay, Mourinho said, “Why? What's the problem? He has a contract with Chelsea for two or three more years, why should we be in a hurry? Are you worried? I'm not worried.”

The 24-year-old Belgian has contributed 11 goals and seven assists in all competitions this season.

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