Sarri responds to reports Hazard could join Zidane’s Real

Sarri responds to reports Hazard could join Zidane’s Real

The Belgian winger has been heavily linked with a switch to the Spanish capital over the past year and he even admitted that he dreams of playing for the Blancos one day in an interview back in October.

Betway's Alan Alger said: "Not many saw Zinedine Zidane going back to Real Madrid but, with the Frenchman back in the hotseat, he'll be on the hunt for players to beef up his faltering side".

Ahead of a Europa League last-16 second-leg tie against Dynamo Kiev on Thursday, Blues attacker Willian was asked if he is anxious about Hazard leaving the club this summer.

"It's a hard question". You know my opinion. "Obviously we have many players of quality in our team but he is on another level, and is one of the best in the world", he added. I just have to say I hope he stays with us. Of course, he wants to play, he wants to help us win something this season.

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And the other huge factor in the Hazard scenario is that unless Chelsea can get their imminent two window transfer ban frozen temporarily in the Court of Arbitration in Sport, they will not be able to sign players to replace him in the summer.

On Monday, a club statement confirmed Solari's sacking and said, "The board of directors. agreed on the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as head coach of Real Madrid with immediate effect for the remainder of the season and the next three campaigns, until June 30, 2022".

Hazard is widely regarded as one of European football's top attacking talents and he has been in fine form this season, scoring 13 goals and making 11 assists in 28 Premier League games for Maurizio Sarri's men.

Chelsea FC now find themselves in sixth place in the Premier League table and three points adrift of the top four with a game in hand as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.

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