Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has confessed he has not spoken to Eden Hazard over his future but he ‘only wants players who wants to play at Chelsea’.
The Belgium international has long been linked with a move to the European champions and last month he told the media that he has “already made a decision” over his future.
The 28-year-old has never hidden his admiration for Zinedine Zidane and the Frenchman’s reappointment in Madrid’s hotseat could prove decisive in the approach.
“You have to ask Hazard, I think, I did not speak to Eden about (Zinedine) Zidane,” Sarri told reporters, as cited by ESPN FC.
“I am not worried. You know very well my opinion – I only want players that want to play for Chelsea."
The playmaker has also said this year that he “did not want any regrets” on his career in the latest of a long-running line of hints that he would be open to a move to Madrid.
Last month, The London Evening Standard claims the Chelsea star, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expires in June 2020, is now tipped for a move to the Spanish capital this summer.
Madrid are likely to redouble their efforts in the close season, in order to have the former Lille star in place ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.