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Eden Hazard is poised to sign a new five-year deal with Chelsea

Eden Hazard is poised to sign a new five-year deal with Chelsea

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Eden Hazard is poised to sign a new five-year deal with Chelsea

Eden Hazard is poised to sign a new five-year Chelsea contract worth £200,000 a week.

The Belgium international's new deal will make him the highest paid player at Stamford Bridge, ahead of summer signings Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.

Hazard's contract is not due to expire until 2017, but Chelsea do not want to take any chances over the forward. Paris St-Germain have made no secret of their desire to sign Hazard, while Real Madrid have also shown previously a tentative interest.

Chelsea have secured goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with a new five-year deal, but are yet to approach Petr Cech about his future.

The FA confirmed yesterday that neither Costa nor Phillippe Senderos would face retrospective action for their conduct on Saturday.

Costa, who went on to score a hat-trick against Swansea, appeared to swing his left arm at Gylfi Sigurdsson after the pair tussled during a Chelsea free-kick. The latter went down clutching his face but Costa went unpunished.

Senderos, meanwhile, delivered a snide kick to the back of one of Mario Balotelli's legs which again appeared to go unnoticed by the officials. Both were deemed to be yellow card offences and, therefore, no further action would be taken. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent