Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Sarri Noncommittal On Hazard, Courtois’ Future At Chelsea

Sarri Noncommittal On Hazard, Courtois’ Future At Chelsea

Real are keen on luring the 27-year-old to the Spanish capital and have money to spend following the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a near-£100million deal.

With players involved in the World Cup yet to join the club for pre-season training, Sarri will need time to embed his philosophy at Stamford Bridge.

The former Napoli boss said: "Hazard is a very high-level player". I hope I will show this when I am working here and living here.

Roberto Martinez, the Belgium manager, told Spanish radio recently that Hazard should consider leaving Chelsea to further his career.

"You know my preferred destination". For sure, we want him to stay'. The deal could reach £35m ($45m) for the World Cup Golden Glove victor, with all parties eager to reach a resolution and the transfer expected sooner rather than later.

"My personal objective is to have fun, because I think in life the biggest gift you can receive is have fun while you do your job".

Maurizio Sarri says he would like Chelsea to keep their best players but admitted the matter could be out of his hands.

John Hartson
BT Sport Premier League John Hartson was at the Premier League and BT Disability Football Festival at the Etihad Campus

Eden Hazard is easily one of the top ten, if not the top five best players in the world at the moment, and his return from the World Cup will be key for Chelsea.

"I'd like to meet them face to face".

Sarri went on to suggest a strong willingness to work with the players already at his disposal at Stamford Bridge.

"For the type of player like myself, we can take a lot of advantage".

"I feel much more a pitch manager than a general manager", said Sarri.

"Then we will have to see how the transfer market will go over the next few days". While admitting that he wishes to keep and even improve Eden Hazard, the Italian claims he's "bored" by the transfer market, and "not that interested" in influencing transfer policy.

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