Hazard ‘definitely’ staying at Chelsea, says Sarri

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says it is “impossible” for Eden Hazard to leave Stamford Bridge before August ends, despite continued reports linking him with a reunion with Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid.

Asked whether Hazard could yet depart, Sarri added: “Hazard is with us. I think definitely. It’s not a problem. I have spoken with him three, four times, for everything. He never said something about the market. I think he’s very happy to stay here.

“I think it’s impossible. Here the market is closed, so we cannot change important players now. It’s impossible.”

Sarri was more open to the idea of letting fringe players leave, however.

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