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Chelsea boss Benitez: I wanted to buy Hazard for Liverpool

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez admits he wanted to sign Eden Hazard for Liverpool.

Benitez will have to get used to a lack of control over transfers at Stamford Bridge.

He said: "I can tell you 200 players I wanted to sign in my career and we couldn't.

"I'm not someone that has no experience and will say, 'Oh, I want to do this and do that', and it's not sensible. You have to be sensible."

He added: "Eden Hazard, we wanted for Liverpool. We couldn't sign him. In our list, maybe he was here [top] but we have to go for this one [lower down]."

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