Date: 21st July 2018 at 5:00am
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Chelsea face a difficult test in the coming weeks as they look to fend off interest in their key players, with Real Madrid looking to snatch two players from their clutches.

The Champions League winners seem increasingly likely to land Thibaut Courtois, who has entered the final 12 months of his deal at Stamford Bridge, and have identified Eden Hazard as their ideal replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chelsea are determined to retain the services of the World Cup semi-finalist, who opened the door for a transfer following his nation’s third-place finish in Russia, but team-mate Cesc Fabregas has urged the Belgium international to remain at the club.

Speaking at a press conference, the experienced midfielder said:

“I won’t lie, I speak to him often. He is the best player at the club and we need a Chelsea to keep the best players. He knows the fans love him and a player we love to play with. For sure, we want him to stay.”