Maurizio Sarri has said he will ‘respect’ Eden Hazard’s decision, should the Belgian decide to leave Chelsea this summer.
Speculation has surrounded the future of the 28-year-old all season, with Hazard yet to agree new terms at the club and set to enter the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have strongly been linked with a big-money move for Hazard, with the winger having also expressed an interest in moving to the Bernabeu.
Real boss Zinedine Zidane is a huge fan of Hazard and has made his signing a priority this summer, with reports suggesting Chelsea are now resigned to losing their talisman.
Chelsea boss Sarri says he is unsure on whether Hazard will leave, but says he will ‘respect’ his decision regardless.
“I don’t know, you’ll have to ask the club,” Sarri told the press after yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Man United.
”The problem is the new contract, he will go into the last season of his contract in the new season so I don’t know. In this moment for me it is not so important.
“I am really very happy with Eden because he is playing very well, he fights on the pitch. I want to respect his decision.”