Pep Guardiola rules out move for Eden Hazard despite Chelsea star’s comments

PEP GUARDIOLA ruled out a move for Eden Hazard but did admit the Belgian is one of the best players in the world.

Hazard said this week he was the missing ingredient for the Premier League champions but the Manchester City boss insists a transfer is out of the question.

Pep Guardiola rules out move for Eden Hazard despite Chelsea star’s commentsReuters4 Eden Hazard will not be joining Manchester City according to Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola rules out move for Eden Hazard despite Chelsea star’s commentsAFP or licensors4 That is despite the Spaniard labelling Hazard "one of the best in the world"

According to the Standard, Guardiola said: "That is not going to happen. 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 realise his qualities. He is one of the best players in the world."

Speaking earlier this week, Hazard had suggested he was the only piece missing from the Etihad jigsaw.

He said: "I think City find more solutions in their play than we do.

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"The only thing they don’t have is Eden Hazard! That is the difference."

Hazard's future at Chelsea remains in serious doubt.

With just 18 months left on his current contract and the winger not hiding his desire to play for Real Madrid, Blues fans will be getting increasingly nervous they may lose their star man.

Chelsea host Manchester City in the evening kick-off today in what is the Premier League's standout clash this weekend.

Pep Guardiola rules out move for Eden Hazard despite Chelsea star’s commentsPA:Press Association4 Hazard claimed the only ingredient the Premier League champions are missing is him
Pep Guardiola rules out move for Eden Hazard despite Chelsea star’s commentsAP:Associated Press4 Do not expect him to be lining up alongside the likes of Ederson and Leroy Sane anytime soon

Wednesday's shock defeat at Wolves on Wednesday left Maurizio Sarri's side ten points behind leaders Manchester City.

And losing at Stamford Bridge today could end the Italian's title chances before Christmas.

They do look set to welcome back Jorginho, David Luiz and Ross Barkley while their opponents will be without Sergio Aguero and Hazard's international team-mate Kevin De Bruyne.

Sarri admitted his side have issues with retaining focus and a lack of leadership within the squad.

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