Maurizio Sarri is aware of Real Madrid’s interest in Eden Hazard but believes that £100m is far too cheap a price for the winger.
Chelsea managed to move up to the third spot of the table, thanks to the 28-year-old’s brace against West Ham United on Monday.
Hazard breezed past three defenders before slotting in the opening goal of the match. He later even admitted that the goal was quite special. Now, he has extended his tally to 19 goals for the season along with 12 assists in 42 appearances.
“It (100m pounds) is too cheap in this market! We have seen in the last few windows every price I think,” Sarri said. “I’m sure the club doesn’t want to sell him, but of course we all have to respect his decision, I think.
“He is in the last season of contract, if he wants to have another experience we have to respect it. We will try in any way to convince him, but it is not easy.”
Losing Hazard could be far more harmful for Chelsea than most people realise. The Belgian is their best player by a fair margin and the club might not be able to replace him with a transfer ban looming.
When asked if the Blues will be able to cope without the Belgian, Sarri replied, “From the technical point of view no, not at the moment,” added Sarri when asked if Chelsea can cope without Hazard.
“Also because it is impossible to find another Hazard. At the moment there is not another Hazard, because the level is too high.”