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Didier Drogba to convince Eden Hazard to stay

Ivorian given job to persuade Belgian to snub Real Madrid

Didier Drogba will have to convince Eden Hazard to stay at Stamford Bridge should he take a job on the coaching staff, according to reports.

The Belgian has been strongly linked with a summer switch to Real Madrid, and reports emerged yesterday claiming the midfielder has already told friends he’s leaving Chelsea at the end of the season.

Hazard has been out-of-form so far this campaign, but with Jose Mourinho losing his job and Guus Hiddink taking over, it was thought the 25-year-old would re-find his form.

However in the few games Hiddink has been in charge of, nothing has changed for the Belgian international.

Drogba to persuade Hazard

With his heart set on a move to the Bernabeu, Chelsea officials may struggle to keep hold of him for much longer, but should Drogba arrive as a coach, things could change.

It was Drogba who urged Hazard to join Chelsea in the first place as he made a personal phone-call to the then-Lille player advising him to snub moves elsewhere in order to choose Stamford Bridge.

Should Hiddink appoint Drogba as a coach, he will set him the task of persuading Hazard to stay put in West London.

Drogba and Hazard have a close relationship on-and-off the field, and Chelsea officials believe he could be key in keeping Hazard at the club.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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