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Eden Hazard's Chelsea exit won't be easy, says former boss Roberto Di Matteo

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The former Chelsea boss believes the club's potential transfer ban could make any potential departure problematic

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo believes it may not be 'easy' for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea this summer.

The Belgium international forward has just a year left on his contract, having joined Chelsea from Lille for £32m in 2012.

With speculation linking Real Madrid to a summer move for the 28-year-old, Hazard is waiting for his future to be resolved having told the club his long-term intentions.

But with Chelsea facing a transfer window ban this summer for breaching FIFA regulations, meaning they can sell players but not sign replacements, Di Matteo believes it may mean any potential move is problematic.

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Matt Dickinson tells Sunday Supplement that selling Eden Hazard could benefit Chelsea in the same way the sales of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho benefited Liverpool

"It would be a real shame for any club to lose a top player like Hazard," Di Matteo told Sky Sports.

"But I don't think it will be as easy as that because if you take into account the transfer ban Chelsea have, I'm not sure they are going to let anyone leave easily that they don't want to.

"It's understandable that there might be some intention from him to have a different experience at a different club and in a different league after many years at Chelsea.

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"But he's got a contract and at the end I guess they'll have to sit down and see what solution they can find."

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