Thibaut Courtois recently suggested that The Blues would likely have to improve their wage offer if they want him to stay as his performances in the 2018 World Cup have increased his value. "He knows that", the Spanish footballer added.
He paid tribute to his compatriot, while also saying he will need time to impose his methods, particularly with many players still absent after the World Cup.
Chelsea made their first signing of the summer in conjunction with Sarri's appointment, buying Italy midfielder Jorginho from the 59-year-old's former club Napoli for a reported £50 million. "If he lets me win trophies, yes".
"For me it is an fantastic thing", Zola told Chelsea's website. We'll have to work hard. I hope we can have a successful season, with new silverware, too. Instead, they are actually trying to convince him to sign a new deal which would make him one of the highest earners of the Premier League, making a massive £300,000 a week.
Madrid are reportedly ready to spend £200m to bring Hazard to the Bernabeu in order to fill the void left by the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
The 27-year-old Hazard, who has played for six years at Chelsea, is however believed to be seeking a new challenge away from the club.
But the Blues do not want to lose the playmaker and are adamant that, given he still has two years to run on his contract, they will not be forced into a deal.
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