Chelsea's Willian: Barcelona made bid but future is with Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea's Willian: Barcelona made bid but future is with Maurizio Sarri

The Italian will be hoping to return to winning ways after the Blues suffered defeat in his first competitive game in charge, with a 2-0 Community Shield loss to Manchester City on Sunday.

"The only club I knew that really made an official offer for me was Barcelona".

Chelsea are quoting Real Madrid a price of £225m to sign Eden Hazard, it has been claimed.

They have displayed a reluctance to sell to another Premier League club.

Maurizio Sarri has suggested that he will allow Thibaut Courtois to leave Chelsea this summer if he isn't fully motivated to stay at the club.

Ghezzal will link up with his new team-mates this week ahead of the Premier League season opener at Manchester United on Friday night.

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Hazard's team-mate, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, could also be targeted by Real Madrid and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is waiting to hear from him on Monday.

Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel has been earmarked as a potential Courtois replacement should he get his wish and move to Real Madrid before the end of the window.

"I want the best players to stay, obviously, but the club will decide and then we will see what happens at the start of the season". I hope [Sarri can have the same impact].

Sarri, however, insists that he will speak directly to his player and made of point of stating that he does not want individuals who lack "a very high level of motivation" in his squad. And although Chelsea would like to retain the services of the 26-year-old and risk losing him for free next summer, keeping an unsettled player could adversely affect the dressing room atmosphere. "Sometimes we press in the right way, sometimes no", he said.

Sarri has expressed his desire to keep the player at the club this summer, but that is looking increasingly unlikely.

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