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Sarri: "Hazard is 28, if he wants to leave, then he should do so"

The Italian coach cast his view on the Belgian player. "He has the possibility of being Europe's best player at the moment".

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Sarri: "Hazard is 28, if he wants to leave, then he should do so"

Maurizio Sarri once again was forced to talk about Belgian Eden Hazard who continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid. "Eden is 28, if he wants to leave, then he should do so. Of course I'd like to see him stay and I'd also say that he has the potential to be the best player in Europe currently" added the Italian coach.

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Carabao Cup: Semi-Final Second LegEden Hazard of Chelsea during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on January 24, 2019 in London, England

Hazard's current contract with the London SW6 based side runs out in 2020 and as yet the deal has yet to be extended or renewed. The player is in the prime of his playing career and his stock now considerably higher after delivering solid performances for the Belgian national team at last summer's 2018 Russia World Cup. Stories linking Hazard with a move to the Spanish capital are nothing new but it does feel that this summer the move could become a reality with the player continually happy to express his desire to play in LaLiga.

Real Madrid bound?

Real Madrid's sporting department are busy planning the composition of how they would like the 2019-20 squad to look and Eden Hazard is one of the main priorities for the Bernabéu club. Sources close to the Belgian in London maintain that a move to Spain is high on Hazard's priority list and one of the key reasons for the player not penning an extension with Chelsea. Come August 2019, will the Belgian be pulling on the blue shirt of Chelsea or the famous white of Madrid?