Balotelli's agent says Chelsea move possible, Hazard and Mourinho up for awards

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A round up of the key news stories about Chelsea this morning.

The agent of striker Mario Balotelli says the player could move to Chelsea to link up with Jose Mourinho.

The controversial striker has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge, with interest also coming from Arsenal.

“Mourinho and Balotelli at Chelsea? They left on good terms. I am always in contact and there is a mutual respect - Mario to Chelsea? It could be, but [Adriano] Galliani obviously doesn’t want it,” Mino Raiola told Italia 1.

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Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been shortlisted for the 2013 Ballon d’Or award.

Hazard has been one of the most consistent players for the club since he signed from Ligue One team Lille.

Hazard joins several other names from the Premier League on the shortlist while Jose Mourinho is up for the Coach of the Year award.

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Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has praised the recent efforts of striker Fernando Torres.

Torres seems to have turned his Chelsea form around to become the primary striker for the club in all competitions this season.

“Fernando had a leading role with two goals, to show, once again, that he's a player who contributes many things to the team,” he wrote in his blog on Grada 360.

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