Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Sarri: I only want Hazard to stay if he wants to stay

Sarri: I only want Hazard to stay if he wants to stay

Meanwhile, City defender and Belgium team-mate Vincent Kompany believes Sarri is the ideal manager for Hazard.

Sarri spoke to reporters and said that Hazard's importance at the club is crucial but the Belgian's future lies in his own hands, "You know very well Eden is very important for us, like every special player".

"But I want him here if he wants to stay here".

Recent reports suggest that Chelsea have offered to make Hazard the highest-paid player in the club's history in a bid to persuade him to spurn an exit and remain at Stamford Bridge beyond 2020.

The 28-year-old stated this ahead of Chelsea's Premier League clash with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on Saturday.

"But I think some of the players deserve more to be captain than me". Eventually a manager like this is what he needed, no matter where he was, to get the best out of him.

The Blues did, however, open the campaign with a 12-match unbeaten run and Kompany is aware of the threat they will pose the reigning champions.

That's the age where the Blues offer only one-year deals. "Look at the way they try and build up, the way they try and play through the middle".

Perez believes Hazard is the ideal option to see Madrid push Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for the La Liga title, having failed to do so last season. "It will be a good game". But the Hornets were pushing for a late equaliser and Kompany said City had to show their character as they coped with the late onslaught. And then the last 15 was, for me, a show of character which I was really happy with.

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