- Maurizio Sarri is confident that the duo of Hazard and Courtois are going nowhere.
- Both Belgians have been heavily linked with a Real Madrid move this summer.
New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has expressed the confidence that the likes of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois will remain at the club beyond the summer.
The players were believed to be waiting on Chelsea’s decision on who would be club manager to decide their future, regardless of the interests of Real Madrid.
He spoke after Chelsea’s first pre-season game and 1 nil win against Perth Glory, revealing that he was planning to wait and meet the players in person.
“I’d like to talk to a person’s face by face. I don’t like to talk to a person by telephone,” Sarri said. “It’s a pleasure to have Courtois, to have Willian, to have Hazard, but [their future] doesn’t depend on me, not only on me. So, we have to wait. I’m confident.”
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The players are not on tour with Chelsea because of their participation in the Russia 2018 World Cup with Belgium.
“Face to face, I think at the end of the month because they will come to Cobham [training ground] at the end of the month,”
Chelsea has upcoming games against Inter Milan and Arsenal in the International Champion Cup before the game against Manchester City in the Community Shield on the 5th of Aug.
Also, catch up on more stories on Courtois as he gives Chelsea the hint of a possible exit this summer.
Thibaut Courtois has hinted that he is preparing for life away from Chelsea. The Belgium international shot-stopper has been highly speculated to leave Chelsea this summer.