Maurizio Sarri sends clear message to Chelsea FC fans about Eden Hazard

Maurizio Sarri admits that he is hoping that Eden Hazard will remain at Chelsea FC this summer

Eden Hazard
Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard (Photo: Nike)

Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he is hoping that Eden Hazard will stay as a Chelsea FC player this summer.

The 28-year-old’s situation at Stamford Bridge has been a relentless source of speculation in recent weeks as the summer transfer window draws nearer.

Real Madrid are thought to have a long-standing interest in bringing the playmaker to Spain and that speculation could be set to intensify over the coming weeks and months.

Hazard’s current contract at Chelsea FC is set to expire at the end of next season, and the Blues are likely to want to cash in on the playmaker if he decides not to sign a new deal.

The playmaker has been in superb form for Chelsea FC this season, scoring 16 goals and making 15 assists in the Premier League for Sarri’s men.

And Sarri has admitted that he is very much hoping that Hazard will stay and commit his future to the west London club.

Speaking at his post-match news conference after Chelsea FC’s goalless draw with Leicester on Sunday, Sarri said: “Eden has played seven years in England and done very well.

“He has become one of the best players in the world but we have to respect him and his decision. I hope like every Chelsea fan that he will remain with us.”

Hazard will be hoping to help Chelsea FC end the season on a high when they take on Arsenal in the Europa League final on 29 May.

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