Fabregas urges Hazard to stay at Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas

Meanwhile Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas has urged Hazard to stay at Chelsea, who have recently appointed Maurizo Sarri as their new manager following Antonio Conte's exit.

The Belgium attacker has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with the most likely destination being in Spain with Real Madrid.

A Premier League victor in the 2015-16 season and a regular in the league for Leicester over the last four years, Schmeichel would need no time to adjust to the Premier League and could be exactly what Chelsea need.

"We are a top club, we want to be a top team, we want to win things, and for that you need your best players".

'I hope I can improve him but this will be hard because he has reached a very high level'.

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The La Liga giants are ready to make Hazard the second most expensive player in history with a £170m bid for the Belgian in the next week. "He is the best player at the club and we need Chelsea to keep the best players", Fabregas said at a news conference in Australia today ahead of the club's first preseason game versus Perth Glory on Monday.

Reports of a move to Real Madrid have intensified in recent weeks and Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus has provided quite the motive for Los Blancos to splash the cash.

"It's a way of football that I believe in, that I really like, that I grew up in", Fabregas said.

"When we were together at Napoli, it was a case of me taking on his mentality and putting that together with the characteristics I have as a footballer".

"He knows the fans love him and he is a player we love to play with".

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