Maurizio Sarri confirms Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea

The Forward was heavily linked with an exit

Eden Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012 and is one of the club’s undisputed stars. He is considered as one of the best players in the world after performing at the highest level over the past few seasons.

The winger has scored 98 goals for the English side in 301 appearances. He has claimed two Premier League titles during his time in west London, along with FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League triumphs.

Despite Blue’s struggle last season, the Belgium International featured regularly for them and managed to score 17 goals in all competitions. He was very influential against Manchester United in the final of the FA Cup as he scored the winner in the 1-0 win, helping the team to grab their 8th FA Cup title.

The 27 year old has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past few transfer windows and the speculations further intensified when he hinted on taking a new challenge after the World Cup.

However, he confirmed few days ago that will stay at Stamford Bridge this season and has featured in both of the club’s opening Premier League fixtures. New contract talks are also reportedly being discussed between him and the club.

And now new manager Maurizio Sarri has also confirmed that Hazard will stay at the club and have no intention to sell him, either in this transfer window or January.

“I am the coach of a very good team,” he said as quoted by Goal. “I am the coach of a very great club. And so I think that such an important club cannot sell a very important player without the possibility of buying another very important player at the same level.

“So I think that Eden will stay with us for all the season.”

The 59 year old also hinted that both the Belgian and Mateo Kovacic could start against Newcastle United.

“I don’t know. I think Eden is ready for 50-60 minutes but I don’t know about 90 minutes. He can start,” He added

“I think Mateo and Eden played very well the last 30 minutes. I think at that moment the intensity of the match was going down.

“I think like Eden, he’s only ready to play for 60-65 minutes.”

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