Fabregas begs Hazard to stay at Chelsea

Gianfranco Zola celebrates with the fans after scoring for Chelsea in 2001

Gianfranco Zola celebrates with the fans after scoring for Chelsea in 2001. Soccer New Blues boss brings club legend back home to Chelsea

His displays have reportedly seen him emerge as one of Madrid's key targets to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, after his shock €100 million (£88m) move to Juventus.

Chelsea will demand top money from Real for Hazard - with an asking price of £200m mooted, which would put the Belgian on a par with Paris St-Germain and Brazil star Neymar.

"I suppose it's going to be hard for them to get Neymar and if you need a player to play in the place of (Cristiano) Ronaldo, there are not many players like Hazard". Eden is one of them. "I would love us to start well and we are all very excited to start this new adventure". Sarri wants more quality in the midfield area to fit his preferred approach, while adding that he could also adapt to the players he now has in the squad. The fans, the club, the players, and we need him.

Sarri said he didn't know what to expect from his side in the clash with Perth.

"Before that I would also like a player to come on the pitch for four or five days together with me, to have a clear idea of what the situation is".

Gianfranco Zola celebrates after scoring against Arsenal in 2001
Gianfranco Zola celebrates after scoring against Arsenal in 2001

"Antonio reached incredible results here and is an extraordinary manager", Sarri said, "All good things that Conte did must be left".

"Clearly I play in a slightly different way so it will take some time for the squad".

The Spanish paper write that new manager Julen Lopetegui has told the board not to make Hazard a priority signing this summer.

Courtois will be out of contract next summer and Chelsea are keen on selling him sooner than later, according to the report.

With speculation also continuing over the future of Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea have been linked with several goalkeepers touted as his possible replacement.

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