Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has gone public to clarify his alleged interest in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard following recent claims suggesting he is willing to take him away from Stamford Bridge
With just 18 months left to run on his contract with the London giants, Hazard has been heavily linked with a potential exit in the January transfer window.
Emerged as the leading candidates to land the Belgian, Real Madrid have been tipped to make a massive bid in January to bolster their flustered attacking department.
But, some media in England have recently insisted the Citizens are lining up a transfer raid on the Blues for their best player in the upcoming summer transfer session.
Former Barcelona manager has, however, dismissed his team’s interest in the Belgium international although recognizing the 27-year-old winger as one of the best players in the world.
“That is not going to happen,” the Spaniard told Evening Standard.
“I am agreeing with him. He said I’m so good, and I am agreeing with him.
“Switch on the TV and look at him. You realize his qualities. He is one of the best players in the world.”
The author of an impressive Premier League campaign under the tutelage of Maurizio Sarri, Hazard has managed seven goals and six assists in 14 top-flight outings for Chelsea.