Report: Chelsea’s Thorgan Hazard keen on permanent transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach

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The 21-year-old Belgian international signed for Monchengladbach on a season-long loan-deal from Chelsea, and has enjoyed a productive spell in Germany.

Thorgan Hazard is currently on loan with Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach, and could be signing a permanent deal with them if his interview with Belgian site HLN is anything to go by.

24 games in all competitions have brought a return of four goals and seven assists, and, although Hazard started his loan spell in slow form, the youngster has since become a key part of the side who have risen to fourth place in the Bundesliga table.

His form in Germany has seen him linked with a permanent switch to Die Fohlen, and reports in the past from the Daily Mail have indicated that Gladbach had opened talks with the Blues over completing a deal in the January transfer window.

German media outlet Bild suggested an €8 million fee would be required to prise the star talent away from West London permanently, but Hazard himself has since spoken to clear the air in his transfer saga, confirming that the two clubs are in talks, but admitting that he does not know where the valuation has come from - and that no deal has been agreed yet.

“There is still no agreement,” the 21-year-old told HLN. “Not yet. Not between me and the club and also not with Chelsea.

“There are negotiations, but I do not know where they get that sum of €8 million.”

Although Hazard’s comments suggest that a deal is nowhere near being agreed, he appears to be keen on securing the switch to Monchengladbach, telling the press that staying with the same club offers the stability he wants to find in the early stage of his career.

He continued: “I feel good here. Staying here would give me stability that I seek above all. I wouldn’t fancy moving to another team - maybe another country.

“I also like the football atmosphere in Germany. The stadiums are always full.”

With the high regard that Hazard is held, it is hard to see why the Blues would be willing to lose him on a permanent deal, but they could accept his departure, should they receive a large enough offer for his services.

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