Maurizio Sarri has refused to shed any light on whether the Europa League final with Arsenal in Baku on May 29 would be Eden Hazard’s last game for Chelsea.
Hazard has been heavily linked with a summer move to Real Madrid, with the winger recently confirming that he has already made up his mind and told his club about what he wants to do next.
Hazard has just a year left on his contract having joined from Lille for £32million in 2012.
It is understood that Chelsea are holding out for £100million if they are forced to sell him.
And when asked if the Baku showdown will be the last time we see Hazard in a Blues shirt, Sarri said: “I don’t know. I want to respect his decision.
“I hope he will stay with us but we need to be ready if he decides something different. I have spoken with him but I don’t want to say anything.”
Sarri also declined to comment on suggestions Petr Cech would be returning to the club as sporting director.
“I don’t like to speak about an Arsenal player,” added Sarri.
“He is a professional player, he has to play for Arsenal until the end of June, so I want to respect the player and the club. I don’t want to speak about Cech at this moment.”
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