Chelsea latest: Hazard comments on future, Arsenal legend wants Terry for England & more

John Terry With Medal

All the latest news from Stamford Bridge, including Tony Adams' analysis of England's defence and likelihood of Tottenham Hotspur obtaining Lukaku.

Considering all the media attention being paid toward the relationship between Eden Hazard and Jose Mourinho, and whether there is any disharmony between player and manager due to the latter's apparent criticisms - or, rather, encouragements to lift the former's playing level even further - it is funny how a simple statement on behalf of the coveted forward can effectively quell the speculation.

Mourinho has been imploring Hazard to improve the defensive aspect of his game. When it comes to possession of the football and attacking efficiency, there are few players better than the Belgium international, even though he remains young at 23-years of age.

Previous newspaper rumours suggested a transfer to Paris Saint Germain could materialise in the summer, yet Hazard told the club's official website just today that he was going nowhere and determined to win more titles at Stamford Bridge.

He said: "I came here for trophies, this season was good for me but not collectively because we didn't win anything, and last season we won the Europa League. Individually it's been good because I was able to play in almost every game, be on the pitch and do what I enjoy doing most, which is to play football.

"This season was an "almost" season - almost in the Champions League final, almost champions in the Premier League. I hope next season it will better and we can go to the next level."

On Mourinho's comments, Hazard was fully in agreement and explained he is ready to take heed of the Portuguese's advice in order to win the Ballon d'Or: "It's good and it's true. I would prefer him to speak like this rather than say he's the best and doesn't need to work. I know I have to do better, in training and on the pitch. If I can score more I will score more and next season I hope I will be better.

"I want to be the best, I hope one day I can win the Ballon d'Or, maybe not now but if I work every day and take pleasure from my game then why not?"

Meanwhile, legendary Arsenal defender Tony Adams has expressed concern over the health of the England national football team's defence, and believes it is missing two names - John Terry and Ashley Cole.

He told talkSPORT radio: "England’s defence really worries me… the defence is our one weakness and I have major concerns. They should find John Terry and fly him out. Roy Hodgson’s made a mistake not taking Ashley Cole - he’s the best left-back in the country.

"Over the course of a season he might not be on top, but for just seven games, he’d be great. You need all the experience you can get at a World Cup. Leaving him at home was a mistake for me."

Meanwhile, onto transfer news and it appears Tottenham Hotspur may have a free run at Romelu Lukaku should Chelsea be willing to do a deal, as Everton - also interested in securing a permanent contract for the striker - will look at Loic Remy, who excelled at Newcastle United on loan.

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