Maurizio Sarri wants to keep Chelsea star at the club

The Italian plays down the prospect of the player leaving the Blues

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 300 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.

Though the Premier League giants finished 5th in the Premier League and missed out on the the Champions League Football for the upcoming season. It’s the second time the club have missed out on a top 4 place in the past 3 years.

The 27 year old has been one of the stand out players in this year’s World Cup, scoring 3 goals and assisting 2. Though Belgium were defeated by France in the semi-finals but they defeated England in the third place play off.

The Belgian has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past couple of  transfer windows and with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving them to join Juventus this summer, he has again been linked with a move to the La Liga giant.

But Chelsea new manager Maurizio Sarri has played the down the prospect of Hazard leaving. He insisted that he is looking to have fun with the player and wants to make him a better player.

“Hazard is a high level player and I think he is one of the top two or three European players,” he told reporters as quoted by Goal.

“I would like to have fun during the week with him, this would mean good results and being competitive at the end of the season. I hope I will manage to improve him, this is very difficult as he is at a high level.”

When asked how Hazard compares with one of his former players at Napoli, Dries Mertens, Sarri added: “Dries has improved with me but he started at a lower level. I hope Hazard will improve with me but it will be difficult.

“Two top players, I hope I will improve Hazard too, but this will be very difficult.”

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