Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has admitted he is powerless from stopping Eden Hazard’s possible move to Real Madrid.
Sarri stated this while speaking to Sky Sports, following their 2-0 win over West Ham on Monday, when Hazard netted both goals.
When asked about Hazard joining Madrid, the Italian replied: “I don’t know, I am not the club, I can’t do anything to answer. I can’t answer. [Can we lose him?] From the technical point of view, no not at the moment. There is no other Hazard because the level is so high. I hope Hazard can stay.
“The club doesn’t want to sell him but we must all respect his decision I think. He is in the last year of his contract and if he has another decision then we have to respect it. We tried but it is not easy.”
Real Madrid are hoping to agree a deal with Chelsea to sign Eden Hazard before the end of the season.
The Blancos are preparing to make a fresh move for the 28-year-old this week, with the Belgian intent on not signing a new deal with Chelsea.
Chelsea value Hazard at £100 million, but Madrid are hoping to pay closer to £85m.