Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has moved to end speculation linking Eden Hazard with a move to Paris Saint Germain this summer.
After a scintillating season where he struck 17 goals, Hazard has been persistently linked with a move to the Ligue 1 champions, who have already done business with the Blues having signed David Luiz for a fee of £40m.
Talk of the Belgian's possible departure intensified when Mourinho singled the player out for criticism during the latter stages of the 2013/14 season, claiming Hazard "is not the kind of player ready to sacrifice himself 100 percent for the team."
However, the 23-year-old recently eased fears he could leave Stamford Bridge this summer by revealing he is in talks with Chelsea over a new contract, while his manager has firmly ruled out the possibility of his departure despite his comments.
"Just because I said that Eden does not have the whole package does not mean that I do not want him here. He has great potential and he will stay at Chelsea," Mourinho told L'Equipe.
"For him, as for many others, the door is closed. People who know me will understand, that I mean it when I say that."
Hazard, who is likely to play an integral role in Belgium's World Cup campaign that gets underway against Algeria on Tuesday, recently revealed talks over a new deal at Stamford Bridge are ongoing.
"I am staying at Chelsea 100 per cent. Of course in football you never know but I am under contract with Chelsea and I want to stay there. And I am in discussions with Chelsea for a new contract.
"It is only the beginning of the talks right now so we have time, but the fact that Chelsea have offered me a new deal means they have a lot of confidence in me that I can do a good job and that they can count on me. PSG never made any suggestions to me personally."