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The Daily Bee (January 10th, 2018): Chelsea reportedly relinquish matching right for Thorgan Hazard

Plus Götze talks contract extension and second part of the season

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Mario Götze talked extensively to Ruhr Nachrichten about various topics, here are some of quotes from the interview:

About the second part of the season:

“It does not help if we think about what can happen in 17 games. We have to think from game to game, even if it sounds trite. That’s the key. We know how fast it can go when you have two or three not so good games. We experienced it in Dusseldorf. The ridge is narrow. “

His contract situation:

“I am totally relaxed. The contract runs until 2020. There are more important things in the moment than talking about it. We have big goals in the second half. That’s it. We’ll discuss the rest, if it suits. “

It’s no secret that Borussia Dortmund are interested in Thorgan Hazard and the club has reportedly started negotiations with Gladbach for a transfer this summer. BVB will have to pay a fee in excess of 40€ million for the versatile winger and they would have still risked losing out on the Belgian international because of a matching right that Chelsea still possess.

According to Bild Chelsea will however relinquish their matching right if Dortmund make an offer for Hazard, that has been agreed upon during the Pulisic-negotiations. That was a smart move from Dortmund who now have a clear path to securing a deal for Hazard who would replace Pulisic.

Daily Buzz: Where do you see Götze long term? He’s currently rotating with Alcacer at the striker position but if BVB acquire another striker now or in the summer where does that leave Götze? Could he move back to the 10 position, play on the wing or even further back into central midfield? And if there’s no clear position should BVB even extend with him?