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​Chelsea defender Luiz sympathises with Hazard: Just like me with PSG

Chelsea defender David Luiz is aware of why his teammate Eden Hazard may want to leave.

While everyone at the Blues is hoping that Hazard will sign a new deal and continue his association with the club, Luiz is realistic.

He knows that the 28-year-old has an ambition to play at another club. And he likened it to his own move to Paris Saint-Germain a few years ago.

But the Brazilian does hope that Hazard will change his mind, sign a new deal and stay at Chelsea.

"I want him to stay also, of course," said Luiz to reporters.

"He's a great player, I want him to play with the best. I think he has to decide.

"I decided for myself when I left Chelsea for PSG. It was not easy for me, but it was a decision I took in the moment because my contract was finished.

"I was trying to feel a different challenge, and everyone here was respecting that, so I just respect Eden also.

"He has to decide for himself. He's a great player, a great friend of mine. I just wish him all the best, but I hope he can stay with us."

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