Eden Hazard will not leave Chelsea, says manager Maurizio Sarri

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first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has ruled out Eden Hazard’s transfer away from Chelsea and believes his squad is “complete” with the arrivals of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic.The European transfer deadline is on August 31 and Sarri does not expect Hazard to leave Chelsea. Chelsea begin their Premier League 2018/19 campaign away from home at Huddersfield on Saturday.Chelsea made the most expensive goalkeeper signing when they got Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for 80 million euros because signing Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid for a season-long loan during the transfer of Thibaut Courtois to Madrid.When asked about the prospect of a foreign team making a move for Chelsea players, Sarri said: “It’s impossible because, here, the market is closed. We cannot change important players now.”Also read -Kepa, Mahrez and every completed Premier League transfer in summer window”Hazard is with us. I think, definitely. Not a problem. I have spoken with him three or four times for everything. He never said something about the market, so I think he’s very happy to stay here,” Sarri quipped.Arrizabalaga has the daunting task of replacing World Cup Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois, who established himself as one of the finest goalkeepers in the Premier League after arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2011.Sarri conceded Arrizabalaga will need time to adapt to the English game but praised Chelsea for acquiring “one of the most important” young goalkeepers in Europe.”I’m very happy for both because Courtois’ situation was clear,” Sarri said.”He wanted to go to Madrid so we lost maybe one of the most important goalkeepers in the world. But we bought a young goalkeeper, one of the most important among the young goalkeepers in Europe, so I’m really happy.advertisement”(Also) for Kovacic, because he has the right characteristics for us. He is a very technical player who can play between the lines of the opponent. I’m very happy and now I think the squad is complete.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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