Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, and the 27-year-old hasn’t hidden his admiration for the Spanish giants. However, Hazard has insisted that he won’t force a move away from Stamford Bridge.
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said he wants to meet Hazard, who is away on holiday after representing Belgium at the World Cup.
“I would like to have fun during the week with him. This would mean very good results and mean we would have been very competitive during the season,” the 59-year-old said in his press conference today.
Asked if he planned to phone Hazard or any other player linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, Sarri then revealed that a phone call won’t be enough but he will like to look at the player eye to eye before making his decision.
He said: “A telephone call without looking them in the eye would not give me any certainty.
“I’d like to meet them face to face. I would also like a player to come on the [training] pitch four or five days to have a clear idea.”
Sarri suggested that England defender Gary Cahill has a future at Stamford Bridge, despite reports that the new manager is looking at signing centre-back Daniele Rugani from Juventus.
On Cahill, Sarri said: “I think he can still give us a lot.”