Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has once again insisted that he would like to keep star attacker Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge next season.
Hazard has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, although Sarri has previously stated that he would like to speak face-to-face with the 27-year-old playmaker before deciding on his future.
Speaking to Sky Italia, the former Napoli boss has however said that he only wants to work with players that are properly motivated:
“The strong players, the coaches want to keep them all the time, but the strong player must remain motivated.
“We hope to be able to keep him here and do it with the right motivations.”
Sarri has been without many of Chelsea’s big name players since taking over the reigns at Stamford Bridge due to their exertions at the World Cup in Russia this summer, although he has admitted that he has been impressed by the standard of his clubs young players.
“My experience of English football is limited to understand what we can do this season, we have very young guys who we do not know how they will do, but I know their names will be heard frequently in the coming years.”