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Loftus-Cheek: Chelsea players and fans will accept Hazard departure

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says Eden Hazard will leave with the players' best wishes.

And Loftus-Cheek believes Hazard will retain the respect of the Chelsea fans - even if the player ends up leaving for Real Madrid this summer.

"I think he's admired by not just the Chelsea fans but everyone in football, everyone can see how much of a talented player he is and what he's done for the club for the past seven years," Loftus-Cheek told the London Evening Standard.

"He's incredibly grateful so if he leaves, I think as a club and as players, we'll respect his decision and we wish him the best because he's one of the best players in the world."

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