The rumours are real.
The players that will make their debuts at the start of next season are a long way off.
They include Alessandro Del Piero, Andrea Pirlo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, and the current number 10, Eden Hazard.
The first team squad is also under constant scrutiny as they prepare to kick off the campaign against Napoli, a team they defeated 2-0 in a friendly last month.
“The list is short, but the main priority is to get the best out of the squad.
I’m not worried about the first team and it will be up to the manager to decide the rest,” Hazard told Sky Sport Italia.
Hazard is one of those players who has been the subject of rumours, as he is also in the hunt to return to the club where he made his first-team debut in 2013.
As a youngster at Juventus, Hazard scored 15 goals in his first season with the club, but his form waned after the arrival of new boss Francesco Guidolin, and he was eventually sold to the Ligue 1 side Lyon in 2014.
“It was a big moment for me and I still remember the way I played there,” Hazard said.
After a successful loan spell at Inter Milan in 2015, he moved to Chelsea for the 2016-17 season.
In 2017, he helped them finish runners-up in Serie A, and has continued to flourish with the Blues, scoring 16 goals in 20 games so far this season.
“The season started so well and I was feeling great and I’m really happy to be here, but I don’t want to leave.
It’s not about money,” he said.
He also has a lot to prove, having scored only one goal in his past three games, in addition to his two assists in the league.
This season, Hazard is still only 27, but he says he is looking forward to playing a more regular role in the Chelsea team.
I’m still looking forward and I have to be ready for a lot more.
I want to do the same for this team and also for my club.
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