Sarri unable to give guarantees over Hazard and Courtois' Chelsea future

Jul 20, 2018, 18:11
Sarri unable to give guarantees over Hazard and Courtois' Chelsea future

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has urged teammate Eden Hazard not to leave the Premier League club amid reports that the Belgium forward is bound for Real Madrid.

And with the Blues failing to make Champions League football for this season after finishing fifth in the Premier League last season, combined with Hazard's World Cup performances, the 27-year-old has become a hot ticket.

The London Evening Standard say the club are "very relaxed" and they highlight another key part of Hazard's interview from the weekend.

Chelsea supporters are still holding out hope Hazard will remain at Stamford Bridge, especially with the possibility Thibaut Courtois will also join Real this summer.

Barcelona's interest in the player comes as a result of their failure to sign Antoine Griezmann, who teetered on the brink of joining the Blaugrana before committing his future to Atletico Madrid prior to France's World Cup win.

Cech spent 11 years at Chelsea and is remembered fondly by the club's supporters but it probably won't be popular to consider the 36-year-old a straight replacement for Courtois because there's no doubting that Cech's best days are behind him. As soon as Zidane left Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid moved for Andriy Lunin , a player they had watched for two years but whose transfer was "blocked" by the French coach.

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

"I think I have the right characteristics as a footballer for the type of football that he likes to play, and the type of football that he teaches and passes on to his team", Jorginho told Chelsea's website. I don't want to talk about the transfer market and am not that interested in it.

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

"Hazard is a very high-level player and I think one of the top two or three European players", Sarri said. "I want to meet them face-to-face and understand what's the best thing to do for everyone".

"I can not name names, because I don't know", said Sarri at a press conference hosted on Wednesday afternoon.

He said: "I have to say sorry to everybody because my English is not so good". I am not afraid, I don't want to be afraid.

Sarri added: "Gary Cahill can still give us a lot". My goal is to have fun while I am here.

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