Sarri gives condition for Hazard to remain at Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has said he is doubtful if Eden Hazard will remain at the club beyond this season, but only wants the player to stay if his motivation is intact.

Hazard is keen on a transfer to Real Madrid, in a switch which he has publicly described as a ‘dream move’.

The Blues will demand around £112m for the Belgian, but Los Blancos will try to get the fee down, with the Premier League side being pressured by the 28-year-old only having one year remaining on his contract.

“I don’t know. If Hazard is thinking that the history here is finished, then in his mind it is finished. I can try to speak to him but it is not easy. It’s not easy because of course, I want Hazard, but I want Hazard with a very high level of motivation.

“As you know you have to ask the club because I am not in control of the market. I am not in charge of the renewal of the contract so I am not able to answer. I can only speak to the player but like a father, not like a manager.

“Also if I speak to him, I will not tell you anything. It’s a discussion between a father and a son,” Sarri said at a press conference on Saturday.