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Chelsea ace Hazard sets out his career plan (and Courtois')

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard says he wants to play for as long as he can.

The 28-year-old has netted over a century of goals for Chelsea in his six-and-a-half year spell at Stamford Bridge.

But Real Madrid are set to test the Blues' resolve by making a concerted effort to sign Hazard this summer.

And the former Lille man has revealed he has no intention of calling time on his career until he can no longer physically compete.

"I don't set a goal," Hazard said. "I have always said that I wanted to play as long as my body doesn't say stop.

"It will also be related to the new generation. If I see that there is a player in my place, I'll let him play.

"I hope it happens, that's what makes football: the oldest stop, the youngest ones push on.

"When I arrived, I probably pushed people [out].

"Today, I'm still young, and I think that [Thibaut] Courtois will beat the record, especially if he's playing until the age of 38.

"I don't know, maybe he'll do it, be a [Gianluigi] Buffon, play until he's 40.

"I will try to continue as long as Thibaut continues."

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