Maurizio Sarri has told Eden Hazard that it is “up to him” if he wants to sign a new contract at Chelsea FC.
Hazard’s situation at Chelsea FC has been something of a source of uncertainty in recent months due to the fact that his current deal at Stamford Bridge is due to expire in the summer of 2020.
If the 27-year-old does not commit to a new contract at the west London side, Chelsea FC may look to try and offload him in the summer rather than risk losing him on a free transfer the following year.
Chelsea FC are understood to have already offered Hazard – who has been constantly linked with a potential transfer to Real Madrid – improved terms on his current contract.
And Blues boss Sarri has now appeared to confirm that a deal is ready to be signed if Hazard does want to commit his future to the west London side.
Speaking before Chelsea FC’s trip to Wolves on Wednesday night, Sarri was quoted as saying by Metro: “It’s up to him.
“The club is available to sign a new contract immediately but it’s up to him if he wants to renew.”
He continued: “I want Eden here, of course, but I want Eden here if he wants to stay here. I know very well there is discussion between the club and the manager of Eden, every week I think, so if there is something new the club will call me immediately.
“I cannot speak with them [the players] about new contracts every day. It is not my job. The club and the managers of the players have to discuss it and find a solution.”
Hazard is widely considered to be one of the finest attacking talents in European football.
The playmaker, who signed for the Blues from Lille back in 2012, had scored seven goals and made five assists in the Premier League before Wednesday’s clash at Wolves.