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New Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge yesterday

Maurizio Sarri today warned Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois that they must return to Chelsea for pre-season training next month and "look into his eyes" before he sanctions any transfer.

Hazard had one of his best year's for club and country helping guide Belgium to their best finish in a World Cup, third, and although Chelsea did not finish in the top four, Hazard had a career year in front of goal, scoring 12 goals. I play in a slightly different way so it will take some time.

The 26-year-old is now holidaying in Tenerife while waiting for a phone call to inform him that Chelsea have accepted Real Madrid's bid.

"I spoke with the club and ideally I think that a pinch of quality is lacking in our central midfield for a certain type of play. I think our task as managers is growing the players that we have".

"Clearly, we would like to keep the strongest players", he said.

He also compared Hazard with Napoli attacker Dries Mertens, who became one of the Partenopei's most prolific goal-scorers under Sarri's guidance during the last three years.

'This is post a World Cup so many [players] have to come back will take time to build different way of playing [but] all good things of Antonio must be left and not changed.

In his first news conference as Blues head coach, Sarri suggested the difference in styles would mean a period of adjustment for the players.

Despite having won no silverware Sarri was named Serie A coach for the 2016/17 season and has praised Conte for what he had achieved in his two year spell at the club.

Hazard has also previously said he would wait for clarity over the future of former boss Antonio Conte before making a decision over his future. "They must not be changed".

"I hope this initial time can be shortened".

Arsenal will need the full amount they paid for him if Chelsea want to sign him because he is their first choice goalkeeper at the moment even though they have a new manager. But now, in the next few days, I will have a chat with my agent and see what Chelsea told him, and then we will talk.

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