Maurizio Sarri sends open message to Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard

Maurizio Sarri insists that he wants to keep Eden Hazard at Chelsea FC beyond the summer transfer window

Eden Hazard
Chelsea FC playmaker Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

Maurizio Sarri has insisted that he is keen to keep Eden Hazard at Chelsea FC beyond the summer transfer window.

The Belgian playmaker’s future has been a constant source of speculation this summer after Chelsea FC failed to book their place in the Champions League for next season and ended up in fifth place in the table.

Hazard’s recent comments about his future have also done little to quell the uncertainty about his situation at Stamford Bridge, with the 27-year-old having been strongly linked with a transfer to Real Madrid for quite some time.

Sarri is now getting to grips with life at Chelsea FC after having signed for the Blues over the weekend and immediately completing a deal to bring Jorginho with him to Stamford Bridge.

Hazard is now on his summer holidays after helping Belgium to finish in third place at the World Cup in Russia.

And Sarri has admitted that he wants to keep hold of Hazard beyond the close of the transfer window, with the Belgian widely considered to be one of the finest attacking players in Europe.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, Sarri said: “Hazard is a very high level player. I think that he is one of the top two or three European players.

“Obviously I would like to have fun during the week together with him because this would mean very good results and we will have been very competitive at the end of the season.

“I hope that I will manage to improve him. This [improving him] is very difficult given that he has reached a very high level.”

Chelsea FC finished in fifth place in the Premier League last term.

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