Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has opened up on the uncertainty over Eden Hazard’s future at Stamford Bridge, claiming that, “he only wants players that want to play for the club.”
Reports earlier this week claimed that Real Madrid have made an approach for the Belgian following the return of Zinedine Zidane as manager and that the club management fear that they cannot do anything to prevent the winger from leaving them in the summer.
Sarri for his part has confirmed that he is not dwelling on Hazard’s situation at the club and will respect whatever decision he makes.
“You have to ask Hazard, I think. I did not speak to Eden about Zidane. I am not worried. You know very well my opinion — I only want players that want to play for Chelsea,” he said as quoted by ESPN.
The 28-year-old who is without doubt the best player at the club has refused to commit his future to the Blues, spurning their attempts to open talks over a contract extension that would make him the highest-paid player in their history.
Hazard who moved to Stamford Bridge from Lille in 2012 has so far made 338 appearances for the club, scoring 105 goals and helping them win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and the 2013 Europa League.