Chelsea boss hopes to keep hold of Real target


Chelsea are working hard to keep Eden Hazard out of the clutches of Real Madrid according to Maurizio Sarri.

The Belgium playmaker’s current deal runs until June 2020 and the 27-year-old has admitted his quandary over whether to re-sign with the Blues or seek a ‘dream’ move to Los Blancos.

However, Chelsea boss Sarri says Hazard is considering an offer from them, rumoured to be worth up to £350,000 per week, and could end the rumours today.

‘The club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not,’ Sarri said. ‘I want Eden here, of course, but I want him here if he wants to stay here.’

Hazard has spoken often of his future and has insisted he will not be leaving Chelsea in January. However, if no contract extension is agreed by next summer, Hazard may be sold or else Chelsea would risk losing him for nothing at the end of the 2019-20 season.

Sarri added: ‘I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week, I think, so if there is something new, the club will call me immediately.’