Sarri 'very confident' Willian set for Chelsea stay

Sarri 'very confident' Willian set for Chelsea stay

Sarri 'very confident' Willian set for Chelsea stay

But I hope that Courtois will be our goalkeeper'.

Hazard has been stalling on signing a new Chelsea contract for the best part of a year now, with the Belgium global rumoured to be keen on a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Willian arrived back late from his close season break and only joined his team mates at the club's training ground on Wednesday, four days before Chelsea face Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he is not happy after Willian failed to return to training on time after the World Cup.

Sarri, who has not won a trophy in his career, said: "The match for us is very hard for one reason: they have worked all together for two years. Because I only want players with very high levels of motivation".

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'Pep is a friend, so I respect him as a person, ' said Sarri. "We have very good midfielders, but maybe a midfielder with different characteristics". "He did really well and with more time will be a football player for Manchester City for a long, long time". If Courtois tomorrow says to me the same [as the agent], then I have to speak with my player, of course.

"It's important for me to continue with Chelsea".

Sarri was quick to point out that City are considerably further ahead in their tactical development under Guardiola, yet he will still try to attack the Premier League champions today. "In this moment there is no problem for Hazard".

Hazard has been linked with a move to Spain, with his contract at Stamford Bridge expiring in the summer of 2020. The Belgian is also wanted by Madrid and, according to his agent, has made it clear that he wants to leave.

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