Maurizio Sarri says a deal is on the table for Eden Hazard and he could end speculation over his future right away if he wanted to. The Belgium playmaker’s current deal runs until June 2020 and the 27-year-old has admitted his quandary over whether to re-sign with the Blues or seek a “dream” move to Real Madrid.
Sarri says Hazard is considering an offer from Chelsea, rumoured to be worth up to £350,000 per week. “The club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not,” Sarri said. “I want Eden here, of course, but I want him here if he wants to stay here.”
Hazard has spoken often of his future and has insisted he will not be leaving Chelsea, the club he joined in June 2012 for a £32million fee from Lille, in January.
However, if no contract extension is agreed by next summer, Hazard may be sold or else Chelsea would risk losing him for nothing at the end of the 2019-20 season.
Sarri added: “I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week, I think, so if there is something new, the club will call me immediately.”