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Chelsea need 'best player' Eden Hazard to stay - Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea need 'best player' Eden Hazard to stay - Cesc Fabregas

Cape Town - Eden Hazard is sensationally set to hold talks with Real Madrid over the weekend to become the latest Galactico as the winger edges closer to a Chelsea exit. The report further goes on to suggest that Los Blancos consider the Spaniard to be expendable and are willing to include him in a player-plus-cash deal.

Sarri said he wanted to meet Hazard, who is away on holiday after representing Belgium at the World Cup.

Hazard has just under two years remaining on his contract with Chelsea and has not committed to a new deal with the club.

Willian's departure would possibly increase the chances of Eden Hazard staying at the club with the Blues prepared to reject advances from Real Madrid.

During the World Cup in Russia, Hazard revealed he was considering leaving the club he had joined from Lille in 2012 but Fabregas has begged him not to go.

Sarri says Hazard is "one of the top two or three European players", adding that he hopes "to improve Hazard but that will be hard".

"But a telephone call without looking them in the eye will not give me any certainty".

Hazard, 27, has made 300 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea, scoring 89 goals and providing 75 assists. "He is the best player at the club and we need Chelsea to keep the best players", Fabregas told a news conference ahead of the club's first preseason game against Perth Glory on Monday.

Chelsea would never sell to a direct Premier League rival and the Spanish giants are the only clubs that represent a real step up in quality. I play in a slightly different way so it will take some time.

"I know it will be very hard and here we have the strongest clubs and players in the world".