Reports suggest that Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is considering making Eden Hazard the captain of the Chelsea side in an attempt to convince him to remain at Stamford Bridge and commit his future to the Blues.
Chelsea have informed suitors with Real Madrid at the forefront that the Belgian international and captain will only leave the club if a valuation in the region of £200m is met in the ongoing summer transfer window.
The Mirror suggest that Sarri has sprung into action to keep Eden Hazard at Chelsea by offering him the captain’s armband, as he is set to ignore any approach from Real Madrid for his coveted forward man and star player.
However, it notes that a final decision has not been reached as Hazard is a strong contender for the captain’s role alongside Cesc Fabregas and Cesar Azpilicueta. Hazard has two years left on his current deal and has been offered a lucrative extension according to reports.